pepperonata- Frugal Friday



The first time The Monkeys saw yellow capsicum, they raised a skeptical eyebrow or two. Even after my assurance that yes, it was still a capsicum, yellow it may be.

Capsicums are red or green mama

Yes, but they are also yellow.

Now come on, eat it.

A tentative bite, eyebrows still cocked…

It is capsicum!  They happily declared.

(Saying that, they wouldn’t touch this dish, they like their vegetables on the raw side.)

Pepperonata

A couple of good slurps of wonderful local olive oil

as much diced seasonal garlic as you fancy

and sliced capsicum

cook it through for a few minutes, and then pop a lid on and wilt it down until it becomes soft. Salt to taste and serve with some crusty bread, and perhaps a little chorizo, (the chorizo alway wins points with The Monkeys and Mr Chocolate.)

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33 thoughts on “pepperonata- Frugal Friday

  1. I love pepperonata but I would probably pick out the green ones and just eat the red and yellow ones if I had a choice in the matter, but being well behaved I probably wouldn’t do it at your house 🙂

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  2. I love pepperonata. It’s not only good for you it looks pretty as well. I usually remove the skins by blistering them but perhaps that’s not necessary. And yes, I think chorizo would go very nicely with this. And isn’t it great that your children like to eat raw vegetables – so good for them.

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  3. I’ve encountered this term “pepperonata” before but I’m certainly familiar with this dish. We just call it sautéed peppers. I’ve not put chorizo in it either, and that’s something I intend to rectify very soon. Thanks for reminding me of this very tasty dish.

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  4. I love pepperonata, the simplicity, the varying degrees of sweet and savory all in one dish. Love on crostini with a thin slice or smear of cheese. You’ve managed to make limp vegetables LOOK awfully pretty though, and that’s not easy!

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  5. Very pretty- I would use orange instead of green, as well- the orange are very sweet.
    But I’m the only one who would eat them by themselves- add pizza dough and some spicy Italian sausage and cheese and there would be many takers!

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