Whether you’re unfamiliar with peppers or you’d like to try a new recipe that utilises them for something other than a salad ingredient, peppers are a versatile foodstuff that can be found in various bright colours, most popular being red, green, yellow and orange.
One of the best ways of serving peppers as a meal in their own right, is by stuffing them. Whether you choose to add a rice mix to the bell pepper or you choose to fill them with cheese before grilling them is completely up to you, but you will have is a sweet and healthy dish that will leave your guests satisfied.
There is an abundance of recipes for stuffed peppers online, utilising a whole host of ingredients depending on the cuisine you wish to mimic. Pick up your ingredients from local greengrocers or quality online provider such as Calnan Brothers, who will ensure you only get the best quality items. Take a look at this great Cypriot-inspired recipe that utilises halloumi, a cheese made from sheep’s milk.
Halloumi Stuffed Peppers
4 large red peppers
290g jar antipasti marinated mushrooms
100ml vegetable stock
250g halloumi, cubed
2tsp. parsley, chopped
Preheat the oven to 200C or Gas Mark 6. Slice the peppers in half through the stalks and remove the seeds.
Drain the mushrooms. Drizzle some of the oil from the jar over the peppers and season. Bake for 25 minutes until tender.
Place the couscous in a bowl and add the vegetable stock. Leave for 5 minutes to soak. Stir in the mushrooms, halloumi and parsley. Season and add to the tenderised peppers. Bake for a further 15 minutes until the cheese is golden. Serve with salad leaves and some yummy garlic bread.
There are lots of alterations you can make to this recipe to make it a little different. Substitute the halloumi with some feta cheese for something with a Greek edge, for example. In what takes very little time, you will be able to serve some delicious and healthy stuffed peppers to your guests, either as a starter or as a main course with side orders for extra sustenance.
Take a look at the excellent antipasti options from the Calnan Brothers for some further inspiration.