Thursday, May 5, 2011


A delicacy from my childhood. I remember these red peppers from an eatery in my home city. There were delicious. Today I will cook them.


Some roasted red peppers (from a jar or can)
Some bonito del norte (high quality tuna from Spain, from a can) or albacore tuna
1 beaten egg
Some flour
Some beer
Some extra virgin olive oil

To start with our recipe, take some roasted red peppers and remove as much water from them as possible. Do this carefully so that they do not break. Then, fill them with pieces of high quality bonito. If we need it, we can use some toothpicks to help hold the peppers. If you do that, remember to remove the toothpicks before eating.
The next step is to coat the peppers in batter. We will have prepared this batter before. To prepare it, mix the beaten egg, some flour and a little beer. What you have to do is try to get a quite sticky and thick batter. Peppers and bonito are already salted so I do not add any salt but you can add some if you want.
Once the peppers are well battered, put them in a frying pan with some very hot extra virgin olive oil. Fry the peppers till they are brown. Make sure that the peppers are well fried in a uniform way. When we can see that that they are brown, remove the peppers from the pan and put them on kitchen paper towel to get rid of some oil.
You can serve them hot or cold. Perfect for an entrĂ©e, perfect as a tapa or appetizer, perfect as a side. I can’t wait to make them.
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