I can afford to be lazy over there!
I still have my truly, bless her, Italian MAMMA who is dying to cook for me as soon as I land there. This always makes me feel so special and I do appreciate every mouthful of her great cooking. Everything is cooked from scratch and all the vegetables come from her garden.
She will wake up at 7 am just to wash the freshly digged radicchio (an Italian type of salad) ready for lunchtime and to prepare all the other vegetables.
As I had 3 peppers waiting in fridge I cooked them just like mamma does!
They are done quite simply in a pan, with some vinegar, olive oil and a bit of sugar, just enough to take the sharpness of the vinegar away. Then you add some capers and olives and...voila'! A very tasty side dish in no time which is even better the day after as the peppers marinate in the vinegar and oil.
They are a very tasty side dish and combine well with meat or fish. I especially like them with chicken or as an appetizer on toasted bread.
- Prep Time : 20 minutes
- Cook Time : 30 minutes
Wash the peppers, cut them in half and take the seeds off. Cut them into small stripes.
Chop the onion finely and fry it with the garlic with 2 tbsp of olive oil.
Add the peppers and stir fry them for a couple of minutes. Add the vinegar, sugar, capers and olives, salt and pepper.
Cover the pan with the top and cook on a gentle heat for 20 minutes until the peppers are soft. When cooked add 3 tbsp of olive oil and stir.