Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stuffed Sweet Little Peppers

These cute little sweet peppers are addicting. They are just beautiful and they might look hot but they are not. They are really sweet and crunchy. You can eat it raw or my favorite way of eating it is just lightly toss it with some olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread it evenly on a baking sheet and roast if for 30 - 40 minutes. For today I simply stuffed it, pan fried and then cook it in some bean sauce.

Ingredients:

8-10 sweet peppers
1 chicken breast – ground finely
5-6 shrimp - roughly chopped
1 tsp of cornstarch
½ tsp of sesame oil
1 spring onion – cut small
Salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp of black bean paste
2 cloves of garlic - chopped
1 cup of water
1 tbsp of sugar

1. Wash peppers and cut a slit in the middle (for stuffing). Discard the seeds of the peppers, pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
2. In a bowl, mix the chicken, shrimp, corn starch, spring onion, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.
3. Using butter knife stuff the meat mixture into the pepper. Heat up a pan with some oil. Pan-fried the peppers slowly until lightly brown, remove and set aside.
4. In the same frying pan, heat up some oil stir-fry the chopped garlic until light brown or fragrant. Add the bean paste and do a quick stir. Add water and sugar and bring it up to a boil. Add in the peppers and cook until sauce thickens
5. Remove from pan and serve warm with rice.


14 comments:

Zue Murphy said...

I always buy this sweet peppers at Costco. They are very crunchy and sweet. I have save some seeds and will try to grow this.

FAMILY FIRST said...

This is something like the local yong tou foo?

Joanna Tang said...

It looks so tempting, I love capsicum, but its quite expensive here in malaysia.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Beautiful! I love to eat this sweet little peppers too.

meeso said...

Oh wow, this is excellent! Looks amazing!

Christelle said...

Hummm never seen these in the shops over here. It's crazy the variety of peppers, lov'em :)))
Your recipe is very apetising :))

My Asian Kitchen said...

at first glance I thought it's YTF!! look really good!! make me wanna to eat now!

Elin said...

Gert, these stuffed pepper look appetising. Will go Jusco see if they sell these kind of sweet pepper ( they have the normal capsicum which are rather large ). I want to try out your recipe :))

tigerfish said...

Me too! Thought it was YTF :P

Food For Tots said...

I luv these sweet peppers too! It is available in the local stores now. Luv to try out your recipe soon!

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, I bought it at Wegmans where I can pick and choose. Its about $4.00 a pound.

Family First, yeap pretty similar :)

Joanna, I only like the red, yellow and orange kind but not the green ones :)

LCOM, they are really sweet. I like them roasted with a bit of salt and peppers.

Meeso, thank you.

Christelle, they taste similar to the big peppers (capsicum) except they are much smaller.

Lesley, yea I am going to make YTF when I get some fish paste.

Elin, you can always use the large ones, except you need to cut it smaller.

Tigerfish, yea. Very similar :)

Food for Tots, I hope you can find these peppers :)

mycookinghut said...

Gertrude,

Looks lovely!! It's a great dish!! Thanks for sharing!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Gert, these look yummy! Macam yong tau foo but with chicken instead.

Big Boys Oven said...

I thought they might be HOT! they look so petitely cute, just awesome!