Deliciousness with Bell Peppers

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Bruschetta with roasted bell pepper, goat cheese, garlic and herbs

Colourful sautéed bell peppers are the star of this dish and they are finished with so many delicious flavours. A crowd-pleasing appetizer that works perfectly for your lock-down family dinner time. And that's not all. A Bonus: it freezes really well!

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Ingredients:

4 x Large Bell Peppers (Red, Yellow or Orange, and Green)

1 ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 Tsp balsamic vinegar

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1 Tsp sea salt

½ Tsp black ground pepper

1 French Baguette (or you can bake your own bread – see recipe below)

50 g plain goats cheese / cream cheese (room temperature)

Fresh basil leaves

 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°
  • Place the bell peppers (whole) on a baking sheet and roast for up to 40 minutes until the skins are completely wrinkled and charred (turning a couple times while roasting)
  • Remove from the oven, cover tightly with foil and let it rest for 30 minutes
  • Cut the bell peppers into quarters and remove and discard peels and seeds
  • Slice peppers into centimeter slices and transfer into a medium bowl

 

Marinade:

  • Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, sea salt and ground black pepper in a bowl.
  • Stir to combine the flavours
  • Pour the marinade over your cooked bell peppers and make sure all the pieces are covered. 
  • Let it sit at least for an hour before serving (or overnight is even better)

 

For the perfect bread

  • Baking Spices
  • 3 ½ cups of Snowflake Bread Flour
  • ½ packets Instant yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 stick Butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ½ cup of water
  • Roll the dough into an oval shape
  • Bake on 180 degrees for 20 to 30 mins until bread is cooked

 

Ensemble

  • Cut your bread in 3-centimeter slices
  • Brush both sides with olive oil and bake for a further 3 to 5 minutes (until edges are crisp and centers are still soft)
  • Remove from oven and cool to room temperature
  • Spread a nice layer of goats or cream cheese over the top of the toasts
  • Divide the marinated roasted peppers evenly between the toasts and garnish with fresh basil (or herbs of your choice)

 

Perfect appetizer or side dish for a rich winter soup.

ENJOY!