Yay! I am happy to be back with Tyler this week! Unfortunately between school commitments and the fact that I am having to cook with a set of ingredients from my CSA, I don’t have much time to search out Tyler’s recipes that fit those specifications. It seems like every week, I get tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. Over and over. They are all good, mind you, it’s just that this whole eating local thing can get a little dreary at times. But pretty soon, I’m sure the cooler fall crops will kick in and I’ll be complaining about too much butternut squash.
So, anyway, let me stop my whining, and start my praising. Because Tyler’s Roasted Peppers in Olive Oil is oh-so-praiseworthy. These were wonderful, everything that I want in roasted peppers. I served them on top of some grilled brats…Heaven. Then the next day, I added them to a quesadilla…Heaven The Sequel. Seriously a bowl of these in your fridge and you are good to go, in just about any direction.
The only modifications that I made were to use a mixture of peppers and to roast them all at once under the broiler. They don’t roast as evenly, but I don’t care. Ease of use trumps evenness every time.
Roasted Peppers in Olive Oil
6 red bell peppers
1/2 bunch fresh oregano
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Place the peppers directly onto the burners of a gas stove. Cook the peppers, turning frequently, until they are charred on all sides. Put the peppers into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let them steam for about 15 minutes. (If you do not have a gas stove preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Coat the peppers with some olive oil and place them on a baking sheet. Cook the peppers until they are soft and have collapsed, about 1 hour. Set the peppers aside until they are cool enough to handle.)
Peel, stem, and seed the peppers; cut them into wide strips. Place the warm pepper strips into a shallow serving dish. Top with the oregano, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar. Season them with salt and pepper and mix them gently to combine the flavors. Let them sit to cool and serve at room temperature.
This will be my entry for this week’s Tyler Florence Fridays.