I fell in love with the Summer Fest as soon as I discovered it. It’s a cross-blog food event celebrating peak harvest season. The simple and contagious idead came 3 years ago to A Way to Garden.com , in real terms to Margaret Roach. What a better idea to convince even foodbloggers to follow season apart creativity?
Now back from holidays (deserved one, of course ) I partecipate with the heart full of joy. This week peppers are at the center of the attention. I looked for unsual recipes as cakes with peppers, soups, jam. At the end, my Mediterrian origins prevails. I propose peppers with cuttlefish and potatoes.
The idea come from a Sicilian recipe. I just adapt the way of cooking cuttlefish to my preferred way that allow to avoid water and use white wine.
I proposed it at home to my guineapig (alias my boyfriend). He enjoied it immediately, despite not being a fan of peppers.
Red peppers with cuttlefish and potatoes
Ingredients for 2-3 persons
250 gr cuttlefish
1/2 glass of white wine
3 medium potatoes
1 + 1/2 red peppers
1/2 red onion
Start from washing cuttlefish. If you have baby cuttlefish, leave whole but if they are large, cut them into rings.
Put in a skillet some olive oil and add cuttlefish. Saute some minutes, then add white wine. Cover the skillet and cook for at least 20 minutes on medium heat.
Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180°C. Peel potatoes and cut them in slices or cubes. Place potatoes in a casserole dish and drizzle with olive oil and onion slices. Bake for at least 20 minutes.
Cut red peppers in pieces. Add them to potatoes after 10 minutes or even before if you prefer overcook peppers.
When cuttlefishes are cooked add them too (without wine) to potatoes and peppers.
Finally, when potatoes are cooked add a mix of lemon juice, Szechuan pepper and salt. There is not a standard time. For me 20 minutes are a good time to cook potatoes. It depends anyhow on how you cut them and on your tastes.
What do you thing? Do you like the recipe? Any further suggestion on how to combine peppers and fish?
Just a sorry for the not good pictures, I’m testing my first reflex camera and for the moment I better in photographs outside life than food. I found the right camera setting too late
Being September, soon the Summer Fest will become soon the Fall Fest 2010, same concept, different foods on the table.
Oops, I was forgetting …just kidding:
The Peppers Week Recipe Links
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