Sicilian Recipe: Peperonata Con Capperi (Peppers and Capers)

This delicious Sicilian vegetable recipe from our Italian cooking holidays is a great side dish or delicious as a light lunch with some good, crusty bread. As well as being brightly coloured and delicious, it is also incredibly good for you and full of health benefits. It is stocked full of vitamin C, which charges up your immune system, and is also a good source of Vitamin E. This dish is a great way to increase your intake of vegetables, and perfect for those looking to follow the Mediterranean diet when returning from a cookery course in Italy.

  • Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 Yellow & 2 Red peppers
  • Large stick of celery
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 150g Grated breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon of capers
  • Splash of red wine vinegar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Wash the peppers, dry and cut them into large square chunks.

    2. Wash the celery stalks and chop finely with the onion.

    3. Add the olive oil to a pan on a medium heat and sauté the celery and onion. Once the onion has started to turn transparent, add the garlic and fry gently.

    4. Add the chopped peppers and continue cooking for a few minutes, add the splash of red wine vinegar and a glass of water and continue to cook.

    5. Add more water, during cooking, if the peppers become too dry (Cooking time about 20 minutes).

    6. When the peppers are softened and well cooked, add salt to taste and the breadcrumbs. Mix well and add capers

    7. Your Peperonata is now ready.

Buon Appetito!

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