I love red bell peppers! They even become better when they are cooked; roasted, baked, fried, pureed. I'll take 'em any way you make 'em. One day when I came across some at a local market on sale for 99 cents per pound instead of their usual $3.99 per pound, I had to buy some for dinner that night. And this is what I was inspired to come up with. Please, please use RED bell peppers... the flavor will not be the same with green ones. This is a good main dish (esp. for Lent) or as a side dish.
This is my mother-in-law's eggplant parm, and it is incredible. Simple ingredients yield a dish filled with complexity of flavors. While it is easy to prepare, it is also labor-intensive... all that eggplant frying takes some time! It is definitely worth the results. Serve with some bread or foccacia to soak up those wonderful juices. This dish can also be assembled ahead of time, and refrigerated until ready to pop in the oven. It also freezes well (unbaked).