While I do appreciate sugary gifts during the holiday season, I tend to prefer savory provisions filled with flavor. Things like marinated feta cheese get me all excited, which is why roasted red peppers with garlic make a wonderful present.
This edible gift is incredible easy to make, lasts up to a week in the refrigerator, and is a colorful and flavorful way to show somebody that you appreciate them. Roasted red peppers can be enjoyed on a fresh, crunchy baguette, in a sandwich, on a pizza — the possibilities are endless! Stuff your peppers into a pretty jar, label it, and decorate with raffia and sweet Christmas decorations. For the simple, savory recipe, keep on reading.
Adapted from Olive Oil: From Tree to Table by Peggy Knickerbocker Ingredients 4 pounds red bell peppers (about 8 medium) Directions Makes about 3 cups.
Roasted Red Peppers With Garlic and Olive Oil
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon peppercorns
4 to 6 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
Mild extra-virgin olive oil
Adapted from Olive Oil: From Tree to Table by Peggy Knickerbocker
4 pounds red bell peppers (about 8 medium)
Makes about 3 cups.