Stuffed calabrian peppers with anchovies and olives

Ingredients per 10 persons

Bell peppers, 16
Anchovy, 2 fillets
Pecorino cheese. 3 tbsp
Parsley, a small bunch
Bread crumbs, 7 oz
Eggs, 2
Tomato, 1
Courgette, 1
Black olives, 2 tbsp
Olive oil


Put some salted water in a pot and bring it to the boil. Cut the top of the peppers off and remove the seeds, then cut around the edges of the pepper’s tops. Chop them into little pieces. They will be used for the stuffing. Dip the peppers into the boiling water, blanching them for about 3 minutes. This will soften them up. Drain and set aside to cool down.
In a large saucepan stir fry the chopped onion with 3 tablespoons of olive oil, until translucent. Add the leftover diced peppers, the chopped parsley and the chopped courgette and cook for about 10 minutes, until soft. In a bowl put the cooked vegetables, breadcrumbs, the chopped olives, the chopped tomato, the chopped anchovies, eggs, grated Pecorino cheese and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix it all up very well with your hands. Stuff the peppers pressing the filling in well. Then put a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray, laying the peppers on it. Pour a little olive oil on the top of the peppers and bake in the oven at 392 °F for 40 minutes.

Thanks to: My Little Italian Kitchen

ALIDA ZAMPARINI – MY LITTLE ITALIAN KITCHEN My name is Alida, I come from the North-East of Italy and I currently live in the UK. In my kitchen I love to re-create dishes my mum would do for me as a child. I started cooking as a teenager; my favourite hobby was baking during the long Italian school summer holidays. I first started baking simple cakes and only later moved onto cooking proper meals. My blog is a collection of recipes with an Italian flair. I created it in order to save and share my recipes which are a mixture of my own ideas but I often get inspired by magazines, the web, books and newspapers. I often start a recipe and then I change it altogether as I go along. Cooking is an expression of who you are and your personality. You have to put your whole self into it: your passion, feelings and experiences all go into the food and you become part of the recipe. I believe in ingredients which are locally sourced and in season whenever possible as this is the secret for the greatest tasting meals. There is also lots of pleasure when plates are wiped clean and every stomach is satisfied!

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