A Rainbow Of Grilled Peppers
- 2 red bell peppers
- 2 orange bell peppers
- 2 yellow bell peppers
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
- 3 large garlic cloves thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon drained large capers
- 1 tablespoon whole fresh oregano leaves
- 8 slices peasant bread toasted
To roast the peppers: Cut off the stems, then cut the peppers in half lengthwise. Core, seed and carefully trim off all of the inner white connective tissue. Lay the pepper halves skin-side up in a single layer on a baking sheet. Broil about 3 inches from the heat until the skins are charred black, 12 to 15 minutes.
Remove the peppers from the broiler and place them in a paper or plastic bag; seal tightly and let the peppers steam inside the bag for about 15 minutes. Then slip off the charred skins and proceed with the recipe.
Arrange the peppers decoratively on a platter. Drizzle with the oil; season with salt and pepper.
Place garlic slivers attractively around the peppers. Scatter with the capers and sprinkle generously with the oregano leaves. Serve the toasted peasant bread alongside the peppers in a napkin-lined basket.
This recipe yields 8 servings.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: 129 calories, 20g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 4g fat, 1mg cholesterol.