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Stuffed peppers for the Barbie

This clever BBQ recipe will impress all of your friends and family and have them coming back for more

Posted by: kim




30 - 60 mins

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You will need

2 tbsp olive oil More products
50g pine nuts More products
140g long grain rice white OR More products
140g long grain rice brown More products
2 garlic cloves, chopped More products
350g vegetable stock More products
1 bunch spring onions sliced thinly More products
140g cherry tomatoes, halved

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125g ball mozzarella, chopped - we've used vegan Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
150g blue cheese OR

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150g gorgonzola
1 bunch fresh basil, chopped

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1 bunch parsley, chopped

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3 red bell peppers More products
3 yellow bell pepper More products

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  • Make the stuffing first:
  • Heat the oil in a medium pan with a lid and fry the pine nuts until lightly toasted, then add the rice and fry until the grains are glossy.
  • Stir in the garlic, then add the stock and bring to the boil.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the rice is tender. It will take long to cook brown rice.
  • Remove from the heat, cool slightly and stir in the spring onions, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, blue cheese and fresh herbs.
  • Season well and leave to cool.
  • Stuff the peppers:
  • Cut around the stalk from one pepper, remove and set aside. Make one slit down the length of the pepper and open out gently. Remove the seeds and membrane.
  • Spoon some filling into the pepper cavity, taking care not to overfill.
  • Take about a metre length of kitchen string (i.e. non plastic and non toxic like cotton) and wrap the centre point several times around the pepper stalk, tying it firmly.
  • Top with the stalk and wrap the ends of the string several times around the pepper to secure the filling. Tie the ends in a rough knot. Repeat with the other peppers.
  • Barbecue the stuffed peppers over moderate heat for 15-20 minutes, turning gently until the peppers are evenly browned.
  • Don't worry if the string chars and if the peppers splits too much - wrap them in a piece of foil and finish cooking them in the foil wrappers.

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