Friday, August 15, 2014

FFWD ~ Roasted Peppers

FFWD ~ Roasted Peppers
Buongiorno, my French Friday friends!! I know, I should be saying Bonjour, but I just arrived home after nine days in Italy! I am so in love with Italy, its culture and its people! I am still suffering a bit of jet lag, so it was quite nice to come home to an extremely easy recipe…or a non-recipe really, for French Fridays! I actually have a lot to say about Italy, and will be blogging about it in another post. But for today, it’s all about French Fridays!
Roasted peppers are something that I often make. Usually, I do them on the grill. They are very popular with Mediterranean cultures, where they are often served as a first course. You’ll find them in Italy, Greece, and of course France.
Delicious 

They are extremely simple and delicious! I placed 4 red, yellow, and orange peppers on a lined baking sheet, and slid them into a 425º oven. They are then turned every 15 minutes till all sides are blistered and browned. The peppers are then placed into a bowl, and covered with foil until cool. This will help loosen the skins, to aid with peeling. After you remove the skins, stems and seeds, they are sliced and placed on a serving dish. Drizzle with some olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and fresh herbs. Dorie suggests rosemary, parsley, basil or thyme. The aroma, as these bake in the oven, is enticing! I love them as a side dish, but they are also wonderful placed on a sandwich or pizza. You can serve them warm or cold, right from the fridge.

As I mentioned, I would usually use my outdoor grill for roasting peppers, but I wanted to follow Dorie’s recipe and technique. The results were delicious! Thank you FF for picking a recipe that was easy to accomplish while suffering jet lag.  A hit with both Bill and I! Happy Friday everyone! 

Dorie has posted about these peppers on her blog with the recipe. You can find it here


My new olive oil cruet from Tuscany
Great hot or cold
These are just wonderful as an easy side dish or on a sandwich
Ciao Italia!!

 

24 comments:

  1. Lovely colourful photos of such a flavourful dish :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  2. Dear Kathy, Wonderful that you spent a vacation in Italy. I love the cruet. It is adorable and a perfect reminder of your vacation.
    Roasted peppers are always a favorite here. These look delicious. Blessings dear. Catherine

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  3. Okay, I have to be honest...I'm not a big fan of roasted pepper. There. I said it. :-) Still, these do look beautiful, and I can't wait to hear all about Italy!

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  4. Look amazing!
    Im happy you had an amazing vacations.
    I.love Italy:)

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  5. I love Italy and the Italians too, not just because it's my heritage, but because I think they actually like Americans. Glad you had a good trip, I enjoyed seeing your pictures on FB.

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  6. Gorgeous photos! Your peppers are just lovely, Kathy. Cute cruet too! I would love to visit Italy.

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  7. I was so happy to find out how easy these are to make. I'm glad you had an easy recipe for your return. Love the creut - so pretty! I really enjoyed seeing your photos on Facebook. It seems like you had a wonderful trip. I'll look forward to seeing your post(s)!

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  8. Stunning summer colour! Love that beautiful oil cruet!

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  9. These peppers were really good, we enjoyed them a lot. Yours so so good, and they are easy to make.
    I loved seeing all your photos, isn't Italy beautiful? We enjoyed it too, and I have been back to Venice
    which I think is so interesting.

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  10. I have enjoyed your Facebook postings about the Italy trip so much and look forward to more photos being shared. Even with my Italian heritage (Dad's side- Nana is French :) I have yet to make it to that glorious country. You did a lovely job with those peppers and as usual, your photos are gorgeous. I can also relate to the relief of finding an easy recipe or "non recipe" on the docket when returning from vacation. Priceless. More than once I have uttered "thank goodness. If this week had been the eclair week....forget it !". Welcome home.

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  11. I can't wait to read your post about your trip. From the photos on FB, it looked like a wonderful trip. And, how nice to make an Italian recipe on your first French Friday back! They look so delicious.

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  12. Your peppers look so bright and fabulous. I love your new olive oil cruet - it is the perfect item to accompany lazy weekend meals in the sun.

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  13. Look forward to hearing about your trip to Italy. We make these peppers on the grill a lot and use them for sandwiches.

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  14. First, gorgeous shot from Tuscany! Is that San Gimignano? I love roasted peppers and, although I know they at often made in France, they seem so Italian to me! Thus, your buongiorno was perfect for me! Looking forward to hearing more about your travels! ~ David

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  15. I love roasted red peppers. I usually broil mine but will have to try your method since I'm always worried about starting the house on fire ;-)

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  16. Your pictures are gorgeous! I'm a little jealous of your Italian adventure! Welcome back.

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  17. I love your pictures Kathy! And I am very jealous! Were you there with your family? It looked like it on Facebook, which made me even more jealous:) This was my first time to roast peppers. Several of you have mentioned the grill and I think that's what I'll do next time. Welcome home Kathy and Bill!

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  18. Hi Kathy, so you were in Italy?...isn't it just so amazing...romantic, and the incredible foods, culture, people, and just everything about Italy? So happy for you! I couldn't go this year, but was there last year with family!
    Your roasted red peppers are gorgeous, vibrant, and delicious. The pretty Tuscan oil cruet really compliments the roasted peppers. Lovely photos! Hugs,

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  19. I'm so jealous you went to Italy! Your peppers look wonderful, and I enjoyed learning a new technique for making them.

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  20. Bienvenue, Kathy and Bill. Somewhere I missed it that you were going to Italy until I saw all these pictures on Facebook and I knew it wasn't the New Jersey shore. I am so happy you had a wonderful trip. How could anyone not be in love with Italy. Weren't the markets just fabulous. I must say there fruit and vegetable markets are the best and most gorgeous in Europe. I know you and Diane grew up with roasted peppers but I did not and just loved making them last week. Yours look beautiful as does your new cruet. I look forward to hearing more about your trip.

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  21. Beautiful peppers. I am waiting to hear more on Italy. It seems like you had a wonderful time looking at your pictures on FB.

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  22. Gorgeous food and gorgeous photos!! I haven't been taking time to comment this summer, but I have been reading and "oohiing" and "aahing" just the same. My blog is in limbo so I am enjoying yours even more. xo

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  23. Glad to see you made it home safely - looking forward to seeing your post about your adventures. I am sure it was absolutely amazing! (Your oil cruet is lovely)
    Your peppers look beautiful and I am hoping they served as a nice reminder of your overseas dining :-)

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  24. How wonderful to have been in Italy, we love to visit as well! Your peppers are so vibrant and we can imagine having them in view of the rolling hills on your vacation photo!

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