In the heart of Mediterranean cuisine lies a cherished family recipe that has been passed down through generations – Preserved Red Peppers infused with the rich flavors of Rallis Olive Oil. This recipe is not just a culinary delight, but a piece of our heritage that brings the warmth of tradition to your kitchen. Join us on a flavorful journey as we share the secrets behind creating these vibrant, versatile, and oh-so-delicious Preserved Red Peppers.
- 4 large red bell peppers
- 1 cup Rallis olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Optional: red pepper flakes for some heat
- Sterilized glass jars with airtight lids
- Wash the red bell peppers and pat them dry.
- Cut the peppers into halves or quarters, removing the seeds and membranes. Then, slice the peppers into thin strips.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and blanch the pepper strips for 2-3 minutes. Drain and allow them to cool.
- Olive Oil Infusion
- In a small saucepan, heat the Rallis olive oil over low heat.
- Add the sliced garlic and infuse for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Avoid browning the garlic.
- Seasoning and Layering
- Combine the blanched pepper strips with dried oregano, dried thyme, black peppercorns, and sea salt in a bowl.
- Layer the seasoned pepper strips into sterilized glass jars, alternating with the garlic slices.
- Pouring the Olive Oil
- Pour the warm garlic-infused olive oil over the pepper strips, ensuring they're fully submerged.
- Sealing the Jars
- Wipe the jar rims, place lids onto the jars, and tighten them securely.
- Storage and Usage
- Store the preserved red peppers in a cool, dark place for about a week to let the flavors meld.
- Use these peppers to elevate winter soups, salads, sandwiches, and antipasti platters.
With Rallis Roasted Red Peppers, you're not just adding a burst of flavor to your dishes; you're embracing a piece of Mediterranean tradition that has stood the test of time. The vibrant colors, the rich infusion of Rallis Olive Oil, and the versatility of these peppers make them a must-have in your kitchen arsenal. Whether you're savoring them in a warm winter soup or crafting a delightful summer salad, you're experiencing the love, heritage, and flavor that Jen & Theo Rallis proudly share with the world.
So, gather your ingredients, capture the essence of the Mediterranean, and create culinary masterpieces that tell the story of generations gone by. It's not just a recipe; it's a journey through time and taste that you'll treasure with every bite.