Crunchy, Sweet Bell Pepper Recipes

A multipurpose vegetable, the sweet bell pepper is wonderful in each of these diverse recipes.

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The sweet bell pepper is actually a fruit posing as a vegetable. Grilling or oven-roasting bell peppers caramelizes them, turning them sweet, soft and versatile. This recipe was adapted from a recipe in Marcella Cucina by Marcella Hazan (HarperCollins, 1997). See the Eggplant-Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar
Stewed Sweet Peppers
This sweet, simple pepper stew makes a great antipasto atop bruschetta. See this Recipe Todd Coleman
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Slow-braised chicken with peppers and onions is a soul food staple. This version is seasoned with plenty of paprika.

Pesto Calabrese

This spicy, southern Italian-style pesto recipe was given to us by Rocco Arena, owner of San Rocco restaurant in New York City. A touch of ricotta in this pesto tempers the flavor of the red peppers, and makes it an excellent bruschetta topping. See the recipe for Pesto Calabrese»

Sausage and Peppers

Skillet-seared sausage with fried peppers and onions is a simple, filling campfire meal.
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Black-Eyed-Pea Salad (Saladu Ñebbe)

Simple and satisfying, this chile-spiked black-eyed-pea salad dressed with fresh lime juice is a great side dish for grilled fish.
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