Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Cous-cous stuffed Peppers


How about something really colorful? This is a yummy dish, great for lunch or a light dinner. When I say pepper, I mean bellpeppers - apparently they're called different things in different countries (we call them "paprika") but you can probably tell from the photo. It's a great idea to microwave them a little bit, it really helps softening them and you need much less time in the oven.


I used my nifty Benriner turning slicer to make beets and carrots for the garnish - delicious and fun!

Cous-cous stuffed Peppers
(printable recipe)
serves 2

1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
85 g cous-cous
25 g pine nuts, lightly toasted
50 g feta cheese, crumbled
10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 tbsp finely shredded basil

Cut the peppers into half lengthwise, and remove all the seeds and membranes. Place the halves on a plate and microwave on full effect for 5 minutes. They should feel fairly soft.

Meanwhile, place the cous-cous in a bowl and add 125 ml boiling water. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to steam for 10 minutes. Stir, then add the pine nuts, feta cheese, tomatoes and basil.

Fill the peppers, and place in an oven-proof dish. Bake at 200°C for about 10 minutes. Serve with a tasty salad.

Recipe in Swedish:
Cous-cousfyllda paprikor


Meggy said...

Hello Anne, yummy, this is really interesting!
I love stuffed peppers, this is a colorfull and tasty recipe!
I never thought to fill peppers with cous cous, usually I serve it with vegetables on the side, well done!
Have a nice day!

@Receptomaten said...

Looking lovely and this goes right in to have-to-try-soon-list :)

Kevin said...

The couscous is a great idea. Noted.

Giovanna said...

so much useful and interesting to read and learn! congratulations, your blog I really like very much! greetings from italy

Åsa said...

Snyggt! och där påminde du mig om att stoppa paprikor (fast hoppar över pinjenötterna ;) )
Har sett den där mackapären hos dig tidigare och är inte mindre avundsjuk idag. Sååå kul! Funkar den till mjukare frukter och grönsaker som gurka och äpplen osv?

Anne said...

Åsa - absolut, men de kanske inte håller ihop riktigt lika bra.

Pille said...

Oh, no, now I want that slicer, too!!!!

Donna Pina said...

Det där ser gott ut! Paprikor har vi gott om i trädgårdslandet här.

Pia K said...

ah this i remember! niiice:) (and if one squint and imagine i do believe a little bit of me is visible on the other side of table;)

ad i'm very envious of that turning slicer...!

hlg xo said...

this sounds delicious, i'll definitely try this one!