Sunday, 27 April 2014

Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Halloumi and Challah











When you've been out watching junior football, hugging mugs of coffee, eating hot dogs and cheering your heart out all day, you don't want to come home and make anything too challenging for dinner. Hooray for jars of peppers and yesterday's challah... sorry, still cheering.



Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Halloumi and Challah
Serves 4

2 x 285 jars piquillo peppers, drained
250g halloumi, grated
1/2 cup challah crumbs (If you can't get challah, use brioche or any bread you'd make french toast with.)
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
Zest 1 lemon
Freshly ground black pepper

Make the Stuffing:
Pour the olive oil into a small frying pan and heat over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook until soft and tender, about 5- 7 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for another minute. Remove from the heat.

Put 3/4 of the halloumi into a bowl. Add the challah crumbs, parsely, onion and garlic mixture, lemon zest and pepper. Add a drizzle of olive oil and mix.

Preheat the oven to 200 C.

Stuff the peppers with the stuffing until almost full. You should have about 1/2 cup of stuffing mixture left once all the peppers are stuffed. Reserve the remaining stuffing for sprinkling. Lay the peppers in one layer in a baking pan and sprinkle over the remaining stuffing mixture and the remaining halloumi. Drizzle some olive oil over the top and roast for 20 minutes until it is hot and the cheese is starting to brown.



18 comments:

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    1. It's a similar principle as when you stuff artichokes Liz, with just a little plot twist.

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  2. I'm sure it was damn good with a glass of wine. Challah crumble, yummm and stuffed with halloumi, double yummm :)

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    1. Thanks Gabrielle. These flavours really work well together.

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    1. Thanks Jessica. Sweet and salty together.

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  4. YES PLEASE! I could just devour that whole pan!

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  5. I'm sure this tasted fantastic! I'm trying to work out what to do with a cute little pumpkin - either by way of stuffing or making it a soup container.... Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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    1. Thanks Carole. Stuffing sounds good.

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  6. Ah, so these were the end result of the pepper stuffing! Gorgeous. I'm a huge fan of any sort of stuffed or marinated pepper, Aaron is too. I think he'd fully approve of these for dinner tonight (perhaps accompanied by some sort of meat. He is such a man in that respect..!) x

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    1. I served this with lots of bread and a green salad . My 11 year old son was wondering where the meat was - they start young.

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  7. Oh yum! these look delicious, love the ingredients that you used. Looks like a pretty quick meal.

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    1. It's a quick, easy meal. Some nights, you've just got to go that way.

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  8. Everything is oh so right about these! Stuffed things, delicious stuffed things, that are easy to make and taste awesome are the best thing after a long day out and about. Also, I bet these would be a welcome addition to a winter potluck party!

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    1. Easy and delicious is always a good thing, right?

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  9. I could shove, quite happily and with no regret, that entire pan in my face. So mouthwatering!

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