Wednesday, February 18, 2009
NOT YOUR MOM's STUFFED PEPPERS!!
I honestly can't remember where the inspiration came for this side dish - but it is now a staple in our house! The colours and texture have won over anyone who have tried them, and the best part of all is that it is very easy to create!
BELL PEPPERS STUFFED WITH GRAPE TOMATOES & GOATS' CHEESE!!
2 yellow, orange or red bell peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and seeded
1 pint of grape tomatoes
1 tbsp dried herbs (I tend to use herbs d'Provence because I simply can't choose!)
2 oz goats cheese
EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1. Heat oven to 400F. Lightly oil a baking dish using olive oil, and lay peppers cut side up in the dish.
2. In a small bowl gently mix the grape tomatoes with the goats cheese, salt & pepper and dried herbs.
3. Once the ingredients are well combined, spoon the filling into the pepper halves. Cover dish with foil and place in oven for approximately 30 mins. Remove foil and bake until the cheese is lightly browned and the tomatoes burst.
4. Remove from the oven and serve warm either on their own with some crusty bread, or as a side dish!