Marinated Roasted Peppers

I made this recipe for a friend of mine. Her in-laws were coming for a visit and she wanted something to serve them. So I thought of this recipe for her as she can serve this marinated roasted peppers on their own or they can be served in a Mini Loaf

This marinade is simply delicious, in my opinion. It has the perfect blend of the charred roasted peppers and the creaminess of the mozzarella cheese.

You can make this recipe and keep in the refrigerator for two weeks.

You will need:

  • 1 big red pepper
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • A very small clove, minced*
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage

* The minced garlic is around 1/4 of a teaspoon.

Direction:

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers - Roasting Peppers step 1

Start by placing the bell pepper on a hot plate over high heat.

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers - Roasting Peppers step 2

Char it from all side. Don’t worry that it looks black; that’s what will give it the charred taste.

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers - Roasting Peppers step 3

After it gets black from all side, place it in a bowl and cover it with cling wrap. Then leave it for at least 15 to 20 mins. This step is important as it will make it easy to peel the pepper later.

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers - Olive Oil Mix

While waiting, prepare the oil for the marinade. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, oregano and sage. Season with a little salt and pepper then set it aside.

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers - Roasting Peppers Step 4

After 20 mins, take out the cling wrap. Be careful the pepper might be still hot. If it was too hot to handle, then cover it again and keep it a little longer. Once the pepper cools enough to handle, peel it. The peel should come right of. You will be surprised how easy it gets off.

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers - Chopping the Peppers

Slice the roasted pepper into medium size pieces.

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers - Add to oil with cheese

Add the roasted peppers along with the mozzarella cubes to the olive oil mixture. Mix it well.

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers - Mix it all

Allow it to marinate for at least 30 mins. The longer you marinate it the better the taste. If you are planning on keeping it longer, then add enough olive oil to cover, this will preserve it. Then store it in the fridge.

Serve it as is with a side of toasted pitta bread or use it as filling for some mini loaves

Happy cooking, and as we say in Arabic “Sahha Wi Afia”

2 thoughts on “Marinated Roasted Peppers

  1. I’m not a big fan of cheese but my husband loves it – so i tried this and served it as a salad and my husband is now a big fan of it!

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