What to cook with capsicum/bell peppers/peperoni ?

First of all we’d like to explain you  something about different words for the same vegetable.

Capsicum is Bristish English ,Bell peppers is Americam English ,Peperoni is Italian and…this is important if you travel to Italy .A pizza with peperoni has no  spicy salami on it,it has peppers.

We were so excited to read an exhaustive explanation about it on Wikipedia under the word pepperoni .

Anyway,any way you call them they remain a mix of sweet and tangy flavours: peperoni  give a  touch of colour to your delicious dishes.

There are so many dishes it’s possible to realize with them but today we have the Rotolini di Peperoni con Ricotta:light but tasty dish.

2 red peppers

2 yellow peppers

1 egg

3 tbsp. breadcrumbs

1 tbsp. chopped basil

100g ricotta cheese

100g grated Parmigiano Reggiano

3 tbsp extra virgin olive  oil

½ glass of stock

salt, pepper

Cut the peppers in strips 2 cm. wide.

Remove the seeds, lay them on an oven tray and cook them in the oven at 180°C. for 10 minutes till they become soft.

In a bowl, mix the ricotta, the egg, the Parmigiano, the basil and the breadcrumbs.

Season with salt and pepper.

Soften the peperoni a little more by spoon and spread a little of the mixture onto each strip.

Roll up the strips and secure them with a cocktail stick.

Place them on an oiled baking-tin and pour on the stock.

Bake the peperoni in the oven at 180°C/350 °F for approximately 10 minutes. Serve them hot.

This dish in Italy is considered an antipasto but it can be easily served as finger-food together with a nice focaccia and some cheeses.

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