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    Bell Pepper Challenge

    I was recently challenged to prepare a six course meal with the "secret ingredient" being bell peppers.

    got peppers?




    I will present recipes and prep first, then present the finished dishes last.

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    Bell Pepper Challenge: Prep

    Getting Roasted!



    Light the grill



    Roasting





    You should be here to smell this, yummm!



    Placed in bowl and covered to sweat. The singed skins come off easier when doing this.


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    Bell Pepper Challenge: Prep

    Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Bleu Cheese Stuffed Baby Gypsy Bell Peppers

    4 baby gypsy bell peppers
    1 Tbsp Maytag Bleu cheese
    1 Tbsp Cream Cheese
    1 Tbsp minced kalamata olives
    4 slices bacon cut in half



    Cut off stem end of peppers and remove seeds.



    Combine cheeses and minced olives



    Stuff the peppers and wrap in bacon



    Bake @ 350 for 20-25 minutes.


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    Bell Pepper Challenge: Prep

    Soup Prep: Creme Fraiche

    1 cup heavy whipping cream
    1 Tbsp buttermilk
    (We made 3x to have some on hand.)



    Place in jar topped with paper towel held on with rubber band. Set aside for 24 hours.



    Creme Fraiche


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    Bell Pepper Challenge: Prep

    Soup Prep: Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bisque

    1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    1/2 large carrot, peeled and chopped
    1/2 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
    1 stalk celery, chopped (if you don’t plan to strain the soup, peel celery before chopping)
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    2 medium red bell peppers stemmed, seeded, and chopped into 1-inch pieces
    2 cups chicken broth
    1/4 cup heavy cream
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream, stirred to a smooth consistency, for garnish



    In a stock pot sautee in olive oil, carrot, onion, celery for about 8 minutes.
    Add bell peppers, cayenne, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes.

    Pour into stand blender and puree.



    Strain through a mesh strainer.


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    Ok...now I'm hungry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    Ok...now I'm hungry
    Good thing I'm never hungry
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    My Mom used to make stuffed bell peppers....so good and so many years since I had one....



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    I don't like eating peppers, but I like seeing their pretty colors.

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    Looks delicious!
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    Bell Pepper Challenge: Prep

    Moroccan Roasted Bell Pepper Salad

    2 roasted green peppers, quartered and seeded
    1 roasted red pepper, quartered and seeded
    3 Tbsp olive oil
    2 Tbsp onion, minced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    2 medium, very ripe tomatoes, diced
    1/2 t salt
    1 t ground cumin
    1/4 t cayenne
    1/2 t balsamic vinegar
    1 collard green leaf, chiffonade
    salt and pepper



    Heat 2 Tbsp oil in saute pan, add onion, garlic and roasted green peppers, saute for 5 minutes stirring frequently.
    Then add tomatoes, cumin, cayenne and cook 6 minutes

    In a separate bowl whisk together remaining oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add roasted red pepper to this and set aside.


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    Bell Pepper Challenge: Prep

    Roasted Red Pepper Sorbet

    1/4 pound red bell peppers
    1/4 cup water
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup lemon juice



    In a small sauce pan bring water to a boil and whisk in sugar to dissolve. Place in blender with peppers and lemon juice, puree until smooth. Freeze until firm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Car 4 View Post
    My Mom used to make stuffed bell peppers....so good and so many years since I had one....



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    Mine did too! Big bell peppers filled with a rice/onion/hambuger meat mixture. I wish I had her recipe.
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    Bell Pepper Challenge: Prep

    Three Pepper Linguine: Prep

    Spinach Linguine

    1 1/4 cups torn spinach leaves

    2 tablespoons water

    1 egg

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour



    In a small pan bring water to a boil, add spinach till tender.

    Drain and add to flour salt and egg in a food processor. Blend until dough can be kneaded without being to wet or too dry.



    Wrap in plastic and set aside for about 30 minutes.



    Divide into 4 balls and roll out to desired thickness.





    Roll the sheets up and cut into 1/4 wide strips. Set aside to dry for 2 hours.


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    Bell Pepper Challenge: Prep

    Three Pepper Linguine: Prep

    Peppers

    1 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
    1 cup coarsely chopped red pepper
    1 cup coarsely chopped yellow pepper
    3/4 cup chopped onion
    1 clove garlic, minced
    3 tbsp. olive oil
    1 lb diced roma tomatoes

    Add all to a large sautee pan, simmer for 15 minutes.




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    Bell Pepper Challenge: Prep

    Basil Pesto

    1 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
    1 cup fresh parsley
    1/4 cup toasted almonds
    2 cloves garlic
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    1/4 cup romano cheese
    3/4 cup olive oil



    Combine all in food processor and drizzle in olive oil




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    Bell Pepper Challenge: Prep

    Petit Pan Rolls

    5 tsp dry yeast
    2 1/2 cups warm water (110f)
    1 tsp sugar

    combine in stand mixer bowl, let yeast activate for 5 minutes

    add

    1 Tbsp salt
    3 cups bread flour

    mix on low with dough hook for about 5 minutes

    add 3 cups bread flour

    mix on low for about 5 minutes
    check dough, add more flour if sticky

    let rise for 30 minutes, then cut into desired shapes.

    Brush with egg/milk and top with white and black sesame seeds



    Bake in 450 degree oven for 15-18 minutes


 

 
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