Roasted Peppers:Per Nana~
I make roasted peppers quite regularly, it is one of our favorite additions to a
sandwich. Although Dorie suggests roasting them in the oven for 45-60 minutes,
I have always broiled my peppers. They must be turned continuously to blacken
all sides. I then place them in a plastic baggie and close it tightly to let the steam
loosen the skins. After they have cooled they are so easy to peel.
I did half of the recipe as Dorie suggests, and knowing Hubby, I made the
rest the way he used to having his peppers prepared. I didn't think he
would go for all the herbs on top, so I wanted to be prepared for anything.
He actually liked both.
Another way we enjoy roasted peppers is to serve them as an appetizer with anchovies.
The combination is so delicious.Per Tricia~
Ironically it is because Nana is a ready source for roasted peppers that I never
actually had to make any myself. Guilty. Which is a shame, now that I think about it.
I am glad this week's assignment woke me up to making this treat at home.
My family is also pleased, though they know they still have a better
chance at getting more from Nana's house- she simply has a new
wonderful way to prepare them added to her repertoire :)
Piperade Stir-Fry:Per Nana~
Since peppers are on the menu for this week I thought I would play catch up
with my version of the piperade stir-fry. Using vinegar to caramelize the
pepper in this recipe was new to me and I personally thought it added so much more flavor.
I don't know which of these two dishes I prefer, they are both so delicious. The
piperade was served with a cheese omelet but would also be great on a sausage sandwich.
Easy, fun and as Nana said- that vinegar was a great component.
One that I would absolutely not have thought of myself.
Which makes trying all of these recipes from "Around my French Table" such fun.
A great way to use the summer's bounty, I likely have a better chance of
repeating the piperade during the warm summer months and will likely fall
back on the oven roasting in cooler weather.
The taste testers all approved of each pepper item this week, they simply
wanted to know when the pictures were done so they could actually eat :)
Happy French Friday ~