You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Bell pepper recipe too good not to share


I have never refused to share a recipe and am suspect of those who do. But I was tempted once.

The dish was an unusual, dramatic and intensely flavored saute of red bell peppers, flavored with, among other things, almonds, garlic, one anchovy and cilantro. I immediately passed the recipe to a friend who also loves cooking and eating.

After she tried it and loved it, she implored me not to publish the recipe.

“They’ll leave out the anchovy,” she said. “They won’t use cilantro. You watch.” She’s probably right.

And if they’re left out of the dish, of course it won’t be the same. While the anchovy isn’t identifiable, in combination with the other ingredients it adds body and substance to the sauce.

I printed the recipe anyway and continue to fix it regularly. It’s good as a side dish and excellent served over pasta.

RED BELL PEPPER SAUTE

Makes 4 to 6 servings

1/2 cup chopped blanched almonds

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 red bell peppers, cut in 1-inch squares

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 clove garlic, chopped finely

1 anchovy, chopped finely

1 tablespoon finely chopped, fresh cilantro

Toast the almonds in a dry skillet for 10 minutes in a pre-heated 400 degree oven. Set aside. Heat oil in a skillet and saute bell peppers until just tender. Stir in sugar and cook, stirring constantly, until melted. Stir in lemon juice, salt, red pepper flakes, garlic, anchovy, cilantro and almonds.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in

Ohio Brownie uses special effects video to help promote Girl Scout cookie season
Ohio Brownie uses special effects video to help promote Girl Scout cookie season

An Ohio Brownie made a video to promote Girl Scouts cookie selling season.  But Yula Douglas of Beavercreek didn't want to make just any video. She wanted the full suite of green screen effects, multiple settings, and even animal actors (it includes pet rats).  Yula scripted and directed the video with a little help from her parents...
Coupon deals of the week
Coupon deals of the week

Coupon availability and coupon values may vary within different regions or neighborhoods. Colgate Toothpaste This week at CVS, Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste is on sale for $3.99. Visit www.colgate.com and click on “Special Offers” to print out a coupon good for 75 cents off this item. Then, when you check out, you will also receive $2...
Local psychologist offers tips on talking to kids about school violence
Local psychologist offers tips on talking to kids about school violence

With many struggling to cope with today’s school shooting at West Liberty-Salem High School, a local psychologist has tips for parents as they respond to questions and concerns about school violence. "I think it's important to allow children to talk about any anxiety or concerns that they may be having," said Mary Beth DeWitt, PhD,...
Teacher’s ‘silly question’ turns out to be a great one

Scott Ervin is an independent facilitator of parenting with Love and Logic and The Nine Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom. He is a parent and behavioral consultant based in the Miami Valley. More information: www.askthekidwhisperer.com. Q: Dear Kid Whisperer: I teach high school English. I read your column, follow your blog, and I do...
Kellyanne Conway's inauguration outfit sparks criticism
Kellyanne Conway's inauguration outfit sparks criticism

Kellyanne Conway spent her 50th birthday at the inauguration of President Donald Trump. >> Read more trending stories   She attended Friday festivities wearing patriotic colors.  But many people criticized Conway's outfit. Trump's former campaign manager and current senior adviser was dressed in a red, white and blue coat...
More Stories