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This is pepper season!  Peppers taste best in my opinion when they’re stuffed with cheese, but they’re also pretty good stuffed with rice or vegan sausage.

(1) Chiles Rellenos

I’ve had chiles rellenos in restaurants before and I wasn’t impressed.  But making this at home was life changing.  The anaheim peppers are stuffed with cheddar cheese and coated with flour and egg.  The peppers are fried and topped with a spicy tomato sauce.  That link is to my own modified recipe.  The stakes are high when it comes to peppers so I make a recipe that I know Jon will enjoy.

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(2) Stuffed Poblano Peppers

This is modified from a Blue Apron recipe.  Blue Apron sounds nice in theory, but I think they’re getting customers by having one fancy ingredient in each recipe.  In this case one of the ingredients was pepitas, but it turns out that’s just a fancy word for pumpkin seeds.  The most interesting thing about this recipe was discovering that garden poblanos are MUCH spicier than ones you buy in the grocery store.  I had to add sour cream to the dish just to eat it.

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(3) Sausage Stuffed Banana Peppers

I was surprised at how good this recipe was.  The sausage and cheese make a delicious filling.  It’s a really easy recipe too because you just fry the peppers and put marinara sauce on top.  I also used Hungarian wax peppers for Jon’s plate since banana peppers barely have a flavor.

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(4) Bell Pepper Pizza

I know pizza is a bit of an unoriginal option, but I haven’t listed it for the other garden vegetables, even though zucchini and goat cheese pizza is quite nice.  I get the dough from Trader Joe’s and toss whatever vegetables are in excess that week.  This was a Greek pizza made with olives, red onions, green bell peppers, and feta cheese.

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(5) Sweet Potato Curry

We have so many cayenne peppers right now, I think I’m going to have to dry them.  The weather is just too hot to make this curry.  But when the weather turns cool we can have this every week because it is delicious.  I used it last year with Thai chili peppers, but I think cayenne peppers will work just as well.

 

As a side note, I learned that it’s a bad idea to pan fry cayenne peppers.  The air was so thick with spice that both Ava and I were coughing until I cleared out the room.

2 Responses to “When Your Garden Explodes with Peppers”

  1. cindy svec says:

    Yummy – love stuffed peppers.

    IF you dry the cayennes (or similar) do it outside… I dried onions inside in my dehydrator – it was intense and they were sweet. Tho in Utah, you might be dry enough to not need the dehydrator. Hang them outside.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Good to know! I’ve never dried anything so we will see.