Stuffed bell peppers are such a mouthwatering treat that they are typically used in Christmas meals. Making them at home can also be fun and enjoyable. If you plan on making stuffed bell peppers at home, you need to know a few tips to help you with the process. This will help you get more out of your efforts and make your dinner a more enjoyable experience. These are just a few tips that will help make the stuffing a tasty and sumptuous dish.
First off, when you are making stuffed bell peppers, you mustn’t overcook them. They should be served right after being cleaned. When they are overcooked, they will lose their crunchiness and softness and will become rather dry.
Since you want to retain as much of the bell peppers’ natural piquancy as possible, you will want to cook them just until they are slightly tender. Ideally, you would like to serve them right after being cleaned. It is very important that when you are cutting them open that you do not slice them too close to the skin.
When you have cut into the bell pepper to determine if they are cooked to perfection, put a finger in the hole and feel if your finger easily slides out. If there is not enough give, add a little bit of water or lemon juice to the mix. If the mixture is still too dry, add a little more oil to the mix to make the stuffed bell pepper more pliable before removing it from the oven.
Now that you have successfully finished your first batch, you can proceed to make the other ones. The ingredients for making the other stuffed bell peppers will be exactly the same as the first one. In fact, it may be easier to just use the same bell pepper to start with the next batch. Just continue to fill the peppers with your desired fillings until they are completely cooked through.
One very simple stuffed pepper recipe uses canned corn flakes and salt. You simply combine chopped canned flake, a tablespoon of seasoning, and a bit of water. Once you have mixed the powder with the water, pour it into a saucepan over low heat. Once the mixture begins to boil, turn the stove off and place the saucepan in the freezer for an hour. This allows the cornflake stuffing to harden, and you can then begin stuffing the pepper with it. Once the stuffing is hard, remove it from the freezer and cut it into the desired size of your stuffed bell pepper.
Another interesting stuffing recipe uses shredded cheese and cheddar cheese. Both can be purchased fairly cheaply at your local supermarket. All that is required is to combine shredded cheese with a bit of chopped bell pepper or other types of vegetables for the filling. Spread the cheese evenly over the top of the bell pepper, cover it and bake in a pre-heated oven for approximately twenty minutes. When done, allow the cheese to harden and serve it with your favorite fries, chips, or salad and enjoy.
So now that you know a little more about making stuffed bell peppers’. The key to making stuffed bell peppers work well is that you fill the pepper with the type of filling you want. Skip the canned food and instead opt for fresh ingredients. You need to keep in mind when making stuffed bell peppers is to make sure that you let them steam. Like all other foods that are made this way, you should not let the peppers dry out.