I love soft, marinated peppers with good bread to dip in the marinade and scoop up the peppers with. I found this recipe in my new cookbook which is proving a very good purchase. This recipe uses romano peppers which visually look good on the table as well as tasting a wee bit more subtle than bell peppers.
6 romano peppers 120ml olive oil 2.5 tbsp finely chopped coriander 2.5 tbsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley 1 garlic clove, crushed 3 tbsp cider vinegar 100g rocket 200g of your chosen cheese - mozzarella or feta sea salt and black pepper Bake or buy your favourite bread
Spread the peppers out on a roasting tin, drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper Mix well and roast for 15 minutes at 200/G 6 While the peppers roast, mix the parsley, coriander, garlic and vinegar and 80 ml of the olive oil - season to taste Put the warm peppers in a bowl and mix in the marinade - leave at room temprature for at least 2 hours
To serve, warm your bread, spread the rocket out on a plate and lay over the peppers Spoon the marinade over the peppers and break your cheese into chunks over the peppers Serve with the warm bread and be ready to be licking your fingers clean!
For this version I used organic feta which worked well. I haven't tried the mozzarella yet - I also think a good sharp parmesan would be good.