Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Provencal Peppers

Not only are these peppers beautiful, but they're sweet and delicious too!  They are vivid both in color and in flavor.

A quick saute, a splash of good wine, a sprinkle of lovely French herbs, and you've got a gorgeous side dish to complement almost any meal.  They'd even be great served on their own, as a vegan/vegetarian dish over rice or pasta.

Take a virtual trip to the south of France with this fabulous, easy recipe!

Provencal Peppers

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow pepper, sliced thin
1 medium orange pepper, sliced thin
pinch of kosher salt
1/2 cup dry white wine
3/4 teaspoon herbes de Provence (available at specialty markets; try to get one that's a bit heavier on the lavender)

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add peppers and salt; cook for 2-3 minutes, just to caramelize them a bit.  Turn heat to medium-low, add wine, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peppers are tender.  Turn heat back up to medium-high and cook peppers, stirring frequently, just until the rest of the liquid is absorbed.  Sprinkle with the herbes de Provence.

Serves 4-6 as a side dish.


Unknown said...

The two things I love to cook with.. peppers and herbs de Provence - although I don't seem to use the herb often enough. I LOVE this idea.. can't wait to try it!

Carla from The River said...

I love this idea too! We love peppers! Thank you for sharing.

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

herbes de Provence- I've never tried them. The lavendar sounds very interesting, I'll have to get some and then make this delcious side dish.

Debra Kapellakis said...

These do look and sound yummy. The little rascals cost too much here but if I find them on sale. I will make this recipe.

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

Yumm! The farmer's markets are about to open around here and we always come home with a basket or bag full of peppers. I have some lamb on order from a local farm and I now know just what I'll be making to go with it! The herbs de provence and garlic in this will be just perfect! Thank you, lovely lady!

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