Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Peppers - a make ahead dish

Something I have been noticing about Italian Cuisine- Sunday Dinners in particular- is that a lot of foods are featured. Most of these are simple salad condiment sorts of things, but all are home made and use ingredients that are plentiful. Sunday dinners are not cooked exclusively on Sunday. Preparation seems to begin a few days earlier to allow time and chemical magic to do it's thing. The result is a tasty, nourishing dish that helps to make the meal something you want to linger over.

One such dish is not only very simple to make, but it can become something you will want to keep on hand all the time to toss on a sandwich, salad and so forth.
Marinated Peppers

6 to 8 Medium red peppers
2 1/2 Cloves Garlic
5 teaspoons olive oil
1 quart white vinegar
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
Hot Pepper Flakes - To Taste

Cut peppers into large cubes and place in a large bowl. Bring to boil all the other ingredients for 5 minutes.
Pour hot mixture over the Peppers and marinate for 36 hours in refrigerator.

1 comment:

Dutch said...

This looks delicious and something I am going to try. Thanks