Spicy Peperonata

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Peperonata is a southern Italian dish of sweet bell peppers. You can use it as a side, a condiment for grilled meat or fish, as a sandwich topping or just mix it with your al-dente boiled pasta and enjoy. Oh boy…it’s so good and please do not reduce the olive oil.

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Spicy Peperonata

Ingredients

  • Large Bell Peppers: 2 red, 2 yellow, 2 orange, and 1 green
  • 1 extra large red onion or 2 large red onions
  • 4 fat cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or a good grinding of black pepper
  • 1¼  teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (¼ cup) olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC) ten minutes before using. Cut the bell peppers into quarters lengthwise and then cut each quarter into four, lengthwise, total 16 pieces.
  2. Slice the onion lengthwise into quarters and each quarter into 6 (if the onion is extra large).
  3. Mix the garlic, oregano, thyme, cayenne or black pepper, salt, sugar, olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Place the bell pepper and onions in a 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23cm) roasting pan. Pour the olive oil mixture over, and toss thoroughly to combine. Bake 1-1½ hours or until the peppers are soft and juicy. Stir at least 3 times during baking.

Points to Note:

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the Peperonata at375ºF (190ºC) for 70 minutes.

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Step By Step Photos

Ingredients

Place the bell pepper and onions in a 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23cm) roasting pan and pour the olive oil mixture over and toss thoroughly to combine.

 

Roast 1-1½ hours

or until the peppers are soft and juicy. Stir at least 3 times during baking.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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