Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers;
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked;
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
They are HERE!
We missed making our roasted peppers last year because we were in Europe..I know..it was tough..But we HAD to:)
Italian friends first introduced us to making these..this way..
after roasting..you skin and place in EVOO w/ fresh basil and garlic..
I have since learned that a paper bag is better than plastic for the resting part after roasting before skinning..and ROASTED garlic is better also~:)
I did not buy our peppers and basil there..we bought them at the market in Little Italy~
After they are skinned they are submerged..floating in this scentiful oil..:)
Then bagged..And frozen..for pizzas and sauces..and antipasto~
I did save some:)Unoiled:)
To make a special recipe~
From a lovely Food/Craft/Gardening blog I discovered~
Au plaisir de bien manger~
I made half the recipe..and less actually .. one full jar..Mason jar..it is in the fridge..occupying a place of honor~
I thought it looked beautiful in the afternoon's sunshine ..I have since had time to sample the jarred peppers and they are so good! Better.. even..they taste like something I had 100 yrs ago at home..w/ my mom..did she make these? I wish I knew and remembered~
I am not even rinsing them yet.. straight up:)
The only reason there is only one big jar..is that we were making so many roasted peppers to conserve..I erred on the side of caution~
Next time..I will come home w/ more peppers~After all..who needs shoes:)?
The leftover oil..after the hot peppers have bathed in it..is delicious! Liquid gold..Saved:)