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ChrisKC Mar 1, 2011 12:09 PM

I was in Costco this weekend and saw a bag of these. They were multi-colored. They were so cute, I almost bought a bag. But I try not to buy things if I have nothing in mind for them cause then they're liable to get wasted. Any of you wonderful hounds have any ideas on what to do with these?

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    HillJ RE: ChrisKC Mar 1, 2011 12:14 PM

    Stuff em! The last time I bought those peppers I made this:
    http://www.myownsweetthyme.com/2008/0...
    The blogger used those adorable mini squash but I stuck with the original pepper recipe. Delicious!

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      wincountrygirl RE: HillJ Dec 18, 2013 03:44 AM

      I agree. I stuff mine with a goat cheese mixture. They make a great hors d'oeuvre ( I hate spelling that!).

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        HillJ RE: wincountrygirl Dec 18, 2013 06:31 AM

        I have to thank you for reviving this thread! I made those stuffed mini peppers so long ago I forgot all about it. And we really enjoyed this recipe. So easy to riff!

    2. scubadoo97 RE: ChrisKC Mar 1, 2011 12:27 PM

      I've been buying these a lot recently. They are wonderful for stuffing and making a little tapa. I use them in salads and really they are the best just held by the stem and crunched into and eaten raw. Very sweet with a nice pepper flavor.

      1. roxlet RE: ChrisKC Mar 1, 2011 12:30 PM

        I bought a bag a while back, and I used them as part of a ratatouille.

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          ChrisKC RE: roxlet Mar 1, 2011 12:38 PM

          Yeah, I figured you could use em in any recipe like that, but once they're cut up you wouldn't know that they're mini

        2. Beach Chick RE: ChrisKC Mar 1, 2011 12:48 PM

          LOVE these mini sweet peppers and have been for several years that Costco has had them and they are great raw, dipped in Hummus, stuffed with goat cheese and then baked in the toaster with EVO, garlic and sea salt, half them and stuffed them with cream cheese/ fresh herbs...
          Myriad of ways and they are healthy snacks and my dog, Kona is addicted to them too!

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            ChrisKC RE: ChrisKC Mar 1, 2011 12:50 PM

            Wow, thanks for the responses, I just got the costco membership for Christmas and this was the first time I've noticed them. Definitely picking them up next trip, now that I have some ideas

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              AdamD RE: ChrisKC Mar 1, 2011 01:20 PM

              My wife makes a Japanese version of pepper steak with them.
              She uses soy, mirin, sake and thinly sliced wagyu brisket. YUM!

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                adido RE: ChrisKC Mar 1, 2011 01:24 PM

                We fill them with hummus as finger food. Used a Ziploc bag with a snipped tip as a pastry bag substitute to make it clean and easy.

                1. jmcarthur8 RE: ChrisKC Mar 1, 2011 01:47 PM

                  I've stuffed them with a spicy beef and rice filling, a little cheese on top, some tomato sauce. Very pretty on the plate.

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                    ladybird53 RE: ChrisKC Apr 18, 2013 08:51 PM

                    I usually grill them - they work really well this way, with a drizzle of balsamic or honey wine vinegar on them (SlideRidge Honey Wine Vinegar). I also make a Roasted Sweet Pepper and Bacon Jam from them. You read that right. Bacon ....
                    Today, I tossed a whole bag of them into the food processor - having sliced off the green stems, and a goodly amount of Asian sweet chili sauce, tomato paste, smoky bitter-sweet paprika, lemon juice and a splash of vinegar - voila! My own really super fast and easy Sweet Pepper Jam - to spoon over goat cheese, eggs, grilled asparagus etc.
                    check out the recipe and the photos on my foodie blog: www.mavenandmeddler.com

                    1. corneygirl RE: ChrisKC Apr 18, 2013 11:13 PM

                      I've stuffed them diced cucumber, feta and olive tossed in vinaigrette for a cute presentation of a greek salad. I also like to stuff a couple with hummus as part of my lunch with other chopped veg. and some crackers.

                      1. jpr54_1 RE: ChrisKC Apr 19, 2013 04:49 AM

                        I make a pepper/tomato salsa

                        lovely colors

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                          grumpygramma RE: ChrisKC Dec 18, 2013 03:20 AM

                          They are delicious with sliced beef, cilantro and a mild green taco sauce in corn tacos.For more spice, use habanero sauce

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                            grumpygramma RE: ChrisKC Dec 24, 2013 01:39 AM

                            My son has been saying with me and I never had them before, Now I'm eating them in everything 3 times a week and sometimes raw right out of the bag.

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                              whynokey RE: ChrisKC Dec 24, 2013 02:07 AM

                              Take some chorizo out of the casing, cook it pulse in blender to make it finer. cook red onions, corn poblanos, jalapenos, diced tomatoes, add shredded pepper jack cheese. stuff inside. Bake for 20 min. Serve with an avocado cream sauce as an app.

                              1. jpr54_1 RE: ChrisKC Dec 24, 2013 07:07 AM

                                they are great to eat as a snack

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                                  laliz RE: ChrisKC Dec 24, 2013 08:45 AM

                                  my complex has a barbeque every Friday night (5:00 summer; 4:00 winter)

                                  Every week we grill a bag of these and pass them around. They are wonderful.

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                                    guinnevere RE: ChrisKC Feb 12, 2014 12:49 PM

                                    I know this response is way late, but I use these all kinds of ways. Mostly as a sort of cracker replacement because I don't eat grains. My favorite is slicing them in half and stuffing with tuna or egg salad.

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                                      grumpygramma RE: guinnevere Feb 12, 2014 03:57 PM

                                      Sounds delicious....I have been eating them straight out of the bag and love it for a snack!

                                    2. juliejulez RE: ChrisKC Feb 12, 2014 03:40 PM

                                      In addition to grilling, they are good julienned up in a coleslaw.

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                                        guinnevere RE: ChrisKC Feb 12, 2014 04:18 PM

                                        I know some people mentioned you couldn't tell the difference if you chopped them up, but I find them quite sweeter than a regular sized pepper. Love these! I get so sad in the winter when they're not around :)

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                                          scubadoo97 RE: guinnevere Feb 12, 2014 05:04 PM

                                          They are a constant find at Costco and most grocery stores year round

                                        2. KaimukiMan RE: ChrisKC Feb 12, 2014 06:01 PM

                                          raw right out of the bag dipped in hummus or other dip while I'm web surfing on chow.

                                          oh yeah, I've had them stuffed and broiled and other things, but really, they make a great snack food just as they are. just avoid the seeds at the top if you can.

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