Cook25 hrs 20 mins
(Sorry, I meant broiled.) Another recipe that demands quality ingredients. Please *do not* use green bell peppers in this recipe-they are too bitter tasting for this salad. This can also be served as an appetizer. Being typically Spanish, this is on the oily side. --fyi-- From Classic Spanish.
- 2 large orange bell peppers, cut in half, seeded and membrane removed
- 1 large yellow bell pepper, cut in half, seeded and membrane removed
- 1 large red bell pepper, cut in half, seeded and membrane removed
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil (I reduced the amount by half)
- 1 yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 -3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- squeeze fresh lemon juice
- salt, to taste
- cracked black pepper, to taste
- fresh Italian parsley, for garnish
- BROIL the bell pepper halves for about 10 minutes or until the skin is blistered and blackened.
- Place the bell peppers in a clean paper bag, seal bag and allow peppers to "sweat" for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, heat up 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a frying pan and sautè the onion.
- Fry for approximately 5-6 minutes until softened and translucent.
- Remove pan from heat and set aside. Important: *Reserve* olive oil in the pan.
- Next, take the bell peppers out of the paper bag and if cool enough to handle, peel the skins.
- Discard the skins and slice the peppers into thin strips.
- Place the bell peppers, the cooked onions and any remaining olive oil from the pan into a shallow salad bowl.
- Add the crushed garlic and pour on the remaining olive oil.
- Add a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice and season with salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
- Mix ingredients well, cover and marinate 2-3 hours. Stir the mixture once or twice.
- Finally, garnish the pepper salad with fresh chopped Italian parsley.
- Serve at room temperature and with crusty bread.
- Servings are estimated as a salad.
Oh, so very good. I had read about this method of preparing peppers, but had never tried it. It *is* fussy. But maybe that's because I put mine in a bowl, covered tightly with foil and put a towel on top of that to hold in heat for them to steam. I just didn't have a brown paper bag clean enough. Anyway, all of the flavors come together in an explosion of wonderful flavor. I didn't put an additional squeeze of lemon on it; it seems acidic enough with the peeled lemon. Note if you have picky eaters: they probably won't eat this. Too bad for them.