Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Monday, December 26, 2011

Corn And Green Beans With Italian Sweet Peppers

This is leftovers from a yummy side I created.

Corn and Green beans with Italian sweet peppers (Serves 2-4 people)

Olive oil
1/4-½-1 Onion diced
2 T.-¼ cup dried crumbled or 1/2-1 cup fresh diced Italian Sweet Peppers. (Or Anaheim Chili Peppers)
1-2 cups of corn
1-2 cups of Green Beans (Cut into bite size pieces and steamed until tender).
Pepper (optional)
Olive oil
Saute Onion and Peppers in 1-2 T. Olive oil for 5-10 minutes in a large pot or pan. Now add corn, green beans and fold into pot or pan. Add more Olive oil (another 1-2 T. if needed). Salt and Pepper to taste. Heat and stir food until hot. Serve.

If you just want to through your green beans frozen or uncooked in the fry pan. Cover the pot and steam on medium to low for about 10 minutes.

There is a story behind these peppers. A lady I sometimes buy goat whey from had bought sweet pepper seeds and these below grew and turned bright red. She assumed they were hot peppers. Thinking that the garden shop gave her the wrong ones and asked if I wanted the crop. I think she wanted bell peppers to grow. I accepted to harvest these with her.  I took them home to dry and use them for another time. I assumed they were hot/spicy to. I dried them and put them into a jar. I had no idea what kind of peppers they were. I finally made this recipe and thought to add spice. While tasting these as they saute'd I realized they were sweet mild and had a wonderful flavor from the searing in the pan with the Olive oil. I searched the Internet to find out what these peppers were. This is the only pic I could find. This pic shows the right size and the crown like cap on top. Just like the ones I picked and dried.
These peppers are known to be great for frying and sauteing fresh in olive oil. You can broil them and also eat them green or let them turn red which makes them even sweeter. The one pepper that is said to be similar in flavor is the Anaheim Chili Pepper. Great for back up. I want to grow these next year. this was an awesome discovery.

I did nab this pick from the Internet and left the www.chiliplants.com here for my thanks to this wonderful pepper plant pic. Remember Relleno Italian Sweet Peppers for sweet mild meal dishes.