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Aug 8, 2011 05:18 PM

Shame to waste the bell peppers

Oh my. The bell peppers for the tapenade got thrown into the blender before they were cooked. What am I going to do with them now? There are about 2 cups of freshly blended fresh orange peppers.

Any ideas?

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  1. Take the blended fresh peppers and continue on and make sofrito which is a base for many other possible dishes.

    1. Make soup! I would almost caramelize some onions in butter and olive oil, sweat some garlic in with it, make a bare spot in the pan to bloom some curry powder, then add the peppers, some chopped tomatoes, and some broth. Chopped carrots and/or celery would be nice to include too. Simmer for 30 minutes, then press everyting through a food mill, china cap, or sieve. Serve as is, or add some cream. Serve hot or cold.

      1. as they weren't peeled I would figure out something that requires long slow cooking as one of the posters mentioned- soup of some sort or a sauce.

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        1. You'll think of something- more interesting is what procedure you were following for the tapenade; I would think you would skin and clean the peppers before they get near a blender- do you blend them whole and strain them, or something of that sort?