Make Ahead

Sweet and Sour Peppers

August 30, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Serves 3 or more
Author Notes

One of my favorite jobs was working for a corporate caterer in Stamford, CT. This recipe is based on a dish we occasionally served at Friday Lunch. —mrslarkin

What You'll Need
  • 3 red bell peppers, seeded
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine, balsamic, or sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or more to taste
  • a few fresh thyme sprigs, or more to taste
  1. Slice peppers into strips, about ¾ inches thick. Place on sheet pan and roast in a hot oven until just warm. Don’t char. You want to retain some crunch. Set aside. When cool, remove to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, sugar and salt. Pour over peppers and toss. Check for salt. Place in shallow serving bowl.
  3. Strip off the thyme leaves and sprinkle over the peppers.

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  • vvvanessa
  • gingerroot
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15 Reviews

susan G. June 19, 2011
No peeling -- how delightful! Sounds like picnic fare to me...
mrslarkin June 20, 2011
Thanks, susan g. OK, you've talked me into it. :)
boulangere June 19, 2011
My husband grew up in Litchfield, which is vastly different now than when he was a lad. Love your flavors, colors, and crunch.
mrslarkin June 20, 2011
Thank you, boulangere.
vvvanessa November 18, 2010
mrslarkin June 19, 2011
Thanks! (better late than never.)
gingerroot September 2, 2010
These sound delicious! Btw, I love your neck of the husband grew up in Pound Ridge - in the Hamlet - and it was my home away from home in college.
mrslarkin September 3, 2010
Thanks, gingerroot! Wow, you guys really flew the coop! LOVE the Hamlet. We live in Scotts Corners, another pretty 'hood.
gingerroot September 4, 2010
I remember going to the Scotts Corners market. Honolulu is actually my hometown - Pound Ridge is so nice, I'm lucky I was able to convince my husband to relocate!
drbabs August 30, 2010
delicious and easy--right up my alley!
mrslarkin August 30, 2010
Me too! Thanks, drbabs!
TheWimpyVegetarian August 30, 2010
These look great!
mrslarkin August 30, 2010
Thanks so much, ChezSuzanne!
Sunchowder August 30, 2010
These look yummy Liz!
mrslarkin August 30, 2010
Thanks, Wendy!!