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Chorizo-potato stuffed sweet mini peppers

06 Apr

DSCN2118You can do a lot with a bag of colorful sweet mini peppers, isn’t it? Stuff them with anything you like – browsing for ideas I came across sweet cream cheese stuffed peppers too!  Who knew?  Well, I wasn’t going with anything sweet, nor was I in a mood to spend too much time in the kitchen as today is a beautiful sunny day in NYC.  So, I decided to just 3 main ingredients – chorizo, potatoes, and parsley – that’s it.  Since the chorizo was salty enough, I skipped salt altogether but sprinkled some freshly ground black pepper on the potatoes and mashed them.

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Are you tempted to bite into one of these tiny parcels of chorizo-potato…..these are addictive and delicious.  Sometimes simple everyday pantry items can transform a recipe, and this one is a keeper.  The pictures below tell you what I used and what I did – no recipe measurements.

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One bag of sweet mini peppers….

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Two links of diced chorizo, one large potato (mashed), and a whole lot of fresh parsely….DSCN2115

Stuffed and ready for the oven….DSCN2118 DSCN2119 DSCN2120

On to the foil-lined baking sheet with a healthy drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil….DSCN2121 DSCN2122

Roasted for 20-25 minutes in a 400-degree oven….DSCN2126

Pick any one you like and dig in….DSCN2127Perfect as an appetizer or side or whatever you want to call it.  Vegetarians and vegans can substitute tempeh or firm tofu for the chorizo and add any other seasonings of your choice.

 

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2 Comments

Posted by on April 6, 2013 in Recipes

 

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2 responses to “Chorizo-potato stuffed sweet mini peppers

  1. Madhu

    April 22, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Would be great as a cocktail snack! We don’t get mini peppers though.

     
    • Shaanthz

      April 24, 2013 at 12:24 am

      In fact, it is one of my favorites because I can get it all ready in advance and just pop it in the oven when I need it. True, I’ve never seen mini peppers in India.

       

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