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Sunday, July 19, 2015

STUFFED CHILI PEPPERS IN A PAN - Peperoni ciliegia ripieni in padella

Many of you must have seen stuffed chili peppers in oil in Italian delicatessens.  They make great appetizers.  Love their spicy taste.

I like to make them stuffed with tuna and anchovies but rather than put them in oil, I cook them in a pan.  They make a great side dish.


1/2 lb. cherry peppers (preferably hot)
Can of good tuna in olive oil
Small can of anchovies
Small can of chopped green olives
1 tablespoon of capers
1 clove of garlic (minced)
Sprig of parsley (chopped)
2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil


Wash the peppers and remove the tops and seeds.  In a bowl combine the tuna, anchovies, capers, garlic, parsley and breadcrumbs.  Blend the mixture well and stuff the peppers.

Once the peppers are filled, place them in a non-stick frying pan with the olive oil

Cover the pan and cook them for 30 minutes over medium heat.  Serve warm or at room temperature.