Friday, 24 June 2011

Recipe #24: Baked capsicum stuffed with weirdness

Weirdness begins with an inspiration. This isn't always easy to come by... Begin with a visual image; it should look edible at the very least.

It is quite likely that hardly anyone reads this (*sighs*), so I thought I might as well make it as weird as possible. This recipe isn't as weird as it gets. I plan to go further. However, it is a start...

  • Whole capsicum; large
  • Minced pork
  • Egg
  • Mushroom
  • Garlic
  • White onion
  • Chili
  • Olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • Sea-salt
  • Parsley
  • Za'atar

Sauté finely chopped chili, garlic and onions in butter in a large fry-pan. Once they begin to turn golden, remove from pan. Toss in sliced mushrooms and sauté quickly until nicely brown. Then remove and place aside.
In a bowl, whisk eggs and minced pork, adding sautéed chili, garlic, onions and mushrooms while doing so then season mixture with black pepper, sea-salt and za'atar.
Slice base of capsicum so that it is flat and you can stand the capsicum upright. Carve out stem at top and remove seeds so that capsicum is hollowed. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper or foil.
Stuff minced pork mixture in capsicum, "until she just can't take it anymore".
Garnish with parsley.
Bake in pre-heated oven until pork is cooked and capsicum begins to turn golden.

To Serve
You'll very likely have surplus minced pork, which you could bake on bread or fry as a patty and serve with the stuffed capsicum. In either case, they'll look weird.

Weirdness always goes well with *any* wine; in this case, Riesling is recommended.

Next> Recipe #25: Stink bean spaghetti

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