Thursday, February 2, 2012

Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

 These cute little cream cheese stuffed mini peppers are a tasty addition along side a 
garden salad, or served with a steak or chicken. I've suggested 3 options to add to the cream cheese.
Roasted to perfection in 15-20 minutes.
Ingredients: serves 2-3
  • 6 mini tri-coloured sweet peppers
  • 3/4 cup spreadable cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup smoked salmon, flaked, OR 1/4 cup chopped dates, OR 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
Method:
  1. Wash peppers. Slice off top making a little cap. Scoop out seeds and membrane of peppers.
  2. Choose your option and stir into cream cheese until well blended. 
  3. Using a small spoon, fill mini peppers heaping full. Place cap on top. I have a pepper stand which I place onto a baking sheet to catch any filling that over flows. If you don't have a pepper stand just lean them up against the side of a deep oven proof dish. You can also lay them on their side, but you will loose some of your filling as it heats.
  4. Bake in 375º oven for 15-20 minutes. The filling will puff up a little as they roast and the pepper skin will become tender and wrinkled along with a few charred marks. 
The pepper stand can be found at most kitchen stores. It's also used for roasting jalapeno peppers, and works great on the BBQ. Mine was about $10.00. and it came with a corer. 

12 comments:

  1. wow...lovely presentation with great flavors..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  2. first time here..love your space..
    amazing space you have with great presentation..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

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  3. I like the way you give us info on utensils etc. Thanks Angharad

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  4. This looks fabulous! I'm going in search of a pepper stand...and can almost taste those peppers stuffed with smoked salmon & cream cheese already.

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  5. Such a fun thing to do with those little peppers! Looks yummy too!

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  6. That is the neatest thing - a pepper roaster stand! I am such a sucker for kitchen gadgets! Those peppers look like the perfect appetizer for this weekend's game!

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  7. This is my first time visiting. Those little sweet peppers are so delicious, and stuffed with cream cheese they're even better.

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  8. love these little peppers...and the additions would be wonderful...definitely have to try these.

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  9. I don't know which I like more, the sweet peppers or the pepper stand...I am on a search for a stand!! Thank you for sharing.

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  10. These would be great stands for presenting mini icecream cones.
    Love the recipe for the wee peppers, they are sweet.

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