Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Recipe for Wednesday: Stuffed Peppers


Alright, this is a longer recipe, but still so so good.



INGREDIENTS:

1 C brown rice
4 large green bell peppers, bottom trimmed, cap end cut off and diced, and seeds removed
1/2 onion, diced
2 tsp. olive oil
8 oz. Italian Sausage (or other sausage of your choice)
1/2 tsp. ground fennel
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese


DIRECTIONS:

1.      Cook rice according to package directions, or using a rice cooker.
2. Preheat oven to 375F. Trim bottom of bell peppers so they have a flat surface to stand on. Cut off a fairly generous amount of the stem end of peppers, then remove seeds. Place hollowed-out peppers in a baking dish that you've sprayed with non-stick spray or olive oil.
3. Remove stem part from the pepper caps and trim off any white membrane, then dice pepper caps and the onion into fairly small dice. Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a large skillet, then sauté diced pepper and onion for 3-4 minutes, until they are starting to soften but aren't browned. Remove pepper-onion mixture to a bowl, add 1 tsp. more olive oil, then add sausage and cook until it's lightly browned, while breaking it apart.
4. Put the onion-pepper mixture back into the pan with the sausage, add the dried spices, and saute 2-3 minutes to blend the flavors. Then add cooked rice and parmesan cheese, season the mixture with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste, and cook just long enough to warm, about 1-2 minutes.
5. Stuff the filling mixture into the hollowed-out peppers, using a spoon to press the mixture down so it's tightly packed into the pepper shell.  (If you have any extra filling, you can put it in a small ramekin and bake along with the peppers.) 
6. Bake peppers for 30 minutes, then remove from oven and put a generous pinch of grated mozzarella on top of each pepper. Put peppers back into the oven and bake about 10-15 minutes more, until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Serve hot.


B.T.W. SCHOOL IS ALMOST OVER!!!  So that means that our anniversary is in 17 
days! I cannot wait! Does anyone have any recommendations of things to do 

in Park City?






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