Red Peppers

[Glorious Food and Wine is currently touring Bourgogne. In the meantime an autumnal recipe initially published here in August 2006.]

Once in a while you come home and you realize there is barely anything in the fridge, you forgot to buy food and of course, it is dinner time. Moments like these call for inspirational cooking.

Summer/autumn is the season of peppers. Green, yellow, red, orange, small and fat, long and thin, all the shapes and sizes. I like the crisp texture of bell peppers, and their versatility. Usually they make a great snack, served with some cheese (usually feta) and bread. But then again they are delicious stuffed.

As peppers were the only vegetable in the house, I decided to go ahead and prepare a simplified version of stuffed peppers. The filling reflects very much what was available in the house: garlic, haloumi cheese and anchovies.

Cut the peppers in half, seed them.
Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper.
Place in the oven for 10min.
Add the cheese, anchovies (or filling of choice).
Place back in the oven till cooked.
Serve as a side dish or on their own.

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  • Hmm this is so simple and delicious! I wonder where I can find more filling recipes?
    I am a big fan of red peppers – I like ’em raw, baked, stuffed, pureed, what have you! Here at Kitchen Caravan we’ve got a great recipe for a red pepper and coconut soup – definitely worth a taste! See if it’s your thing at

    -Anastasia from Kitchen Caravan

  • janne marijke

    Ah, “inventive kitchen”, my boyfriend used to name this maneuvre. I like that name for I-have-no-food-in-the-house 🙂