Saturday, June 20, 2009


I've just used some of the same filling to stuff - I mean "fill" - some peppers. I cooked these in the microwave. [Yes, I succumbed and got one quite recently: the kitchen gets so hot in summer when I have the oven on and it's not worth sweltering when I'm warming something up for just me. I've also missed the microwave as a kitchen tool.] This is what I did:

If you are using bell peppers, just cut off the tops and stand them in a microwave-proof dish. If you are using elongated peppers [which I prefer] split them open on one side, cutting as far down as you can go without actually dividing them into 2 halves. In either case, scoop out as much of the membranes and seeds as you can. Don't worry too much about this - if people mind a few pepper seeds , they shouldn't be eating the vegetable, in my opinion. You'll have to lay the elongated peppers in your dish. Cook the peppers on full power for 5 minutes. Now use a teaspoon to fill the peppers. [I found the easiest way was to hold them in the dish with a kitchen tongs.] Drizzle a little olive oil in the base of the dish and over the peppers. Cover loosely with a double sheet of kitchen roll. Cook on full power for another 10 mins. Buon appetito.


CherryPie said...

Mmmm! another tasty looking dish :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, Cherie.

James Higham said...

Microwave! Microwave!!! Welshcakes! It's all in the long slow timing, isn't it?

Dragonstar said...

Microwave eh. Quick and easy - as long as I've made the filling first! I love stuffed peppers.

Maria said...

Again sounds yummyyyyyy! What did you stuff them with! I love that you used the microwave. Seeing as our Summer has been delayed with all this rain... I'll try them first in the oven. Love elongated peppers too.. I usually roast them and eat them as is.

(((hugs)) M

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, James. Sorry if I nearly gave you a heart attack. It IS all in the long, slow timing but a microwave is a useful tool. Hi, Dragonstar. I love the smell of peppers cooking, too, don't you? Hi, M. With the same mixture as in the "foodie Friday" post, as I didn't want to waste what was left. I was surprised that this turned out so well. Roasted peppers are divine!


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