Recipe by Shirl (J) 831
One of my own creations with a technique that is a nice substitute (especially in hot weather) for roasted peppers. Cooked and uncooked versions to be used as an appetizer, condiment, sauce booster, marinade. Quick, easy, delicious and versatile!
- 1 medium green bell pepper
- 1 medium yellow bell pepper
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 1 medium orange bell pepper
- 1 medium onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
- 1 dash hot sauce, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground fennel
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin (or to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon poultry seasoning (or to taste)
Directions See How It's Made
- Uncooked Version: Cut peppers, garlic and onions for easy blending.
- Add olive oil and seasonings to blender and puree.
- (You may add a small amount of water for blending ease.) Serve chilled, hot (heat in microwave for 15 seconds on high) or at room temperature.
- Cooked Version: This is a nice alternative (especially in hot weather) to roasting peppers.
- Cube or dice peppers and onion and chop garlic.
- Heat olive oil, onion and garlic in saute pan until just beginning to brown.
- Add peppers and seasonings and stir frequently on medium flame until peppers are browned at edges and have a glazed look.
- Place contents in a blender or food processor and puree.
- Great on bread, crackers, mixed with pasta or rice or in a sauce for flavor.
- Options and Seasoning Variations: Curry, cinnamon or mustard powder instead of cumin.
- Add approximately 1/4 cup of plain yogurt or soft soy or cream cheese for a spreadable dish.
- To make a marinade, add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 4 tablespoons of either blasamic, red wine, or cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to season fish, poultry and tofu.
- Refrigeration keeps dish approximately 4 days.