Roast Yourself Some Sweet Peppers!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Blog | 2 Comments

I received my box from Farm Fresh To You today, had a look, liked what I saw, and proceeded to make no plans for dinner.  My hubby’s been out of town a lot these days, so it’s been Henry and I for dinner, which is pretty easy preparation in comparison, so my planning brain has been on a mini vacation.
Friends, I must reiterate something here now, something I haven’t stated in a while, but still boggles my mind:  7 YEARS AGO I COULD NOT COOK!  I don’t mean I couldn’t braise pork properly, I mean I couldn’t BOIL AN EGG!  So the fact that at the last minute, after said hubby landed at LAX, I was able to create such a delicious dinner, is somewhat remarkable to me (and those who know me well).  I swung by Lindy & Grundy, my amazing neighborhood butchers, who only carry local, pastured and organic meats, (not cheap!), and got us some boneless chicken thighs, (which I marinated in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, lemon juice, chopped rosemary, salt and pepper), had cooked up a big pot of pinto beans earlier, quickly made some quinoa, and then created this side dish: ROASTED SWEET PEPPERS.  Your head will explode, they’re THAT delicious.  (And so easy, of course, my mantra)  I swiped this recipe from my CSA who supplies my farm box full of veggies and fruits.

Ingredients:
6-7 sweet peppers, cored and sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1-2 teaspoons of thyme (or your favorite herb)
1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2-3 tablespoons grated Parmesan (optional, but recommended!)
1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

Toss peppers, garlic, herb and olive oil together.  Season peppers with salt and pepper.  Spread peppers on a baking sheet and cook for about 5 minutes. (peppers will be soft, not charred)

Gorgeous, no?

If adding Parmesan, sprinkle on top and let melt for one more 
minute in the oven.  Drizzle with lemon juice and serve.

SOOOOOOO GOOD!

I feel like you can smell these from this picture...

2 Comments

  1. Adam Gordon
    June 15, 2012

    Those look super yummy – we’re making this tonight!

  2. One Hungry Mutha!
    June 16, 2012

    Do it!