This was very, very good. I made it a while back as listed. I loved the crunchy top and great flavor. The balsamic vinegar added a nice twist to this dish. I did use the thyme and bay leaf as well. My only suggestion for next time I make this is that I will peel the red pepper for sure and maybe even the tomatoes. Thanks for posting, #2, great combination.
This was delicious, and smelled fantastic cooking up. I didn't have peppers on hand and so omitted, used the bay leaf and thyme as suggested. Definitely needs some salt as suggested. I was nervous about the balsamic vinegar, but it was great.