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Peperonata is a traditional Italian recipe which makes for a great side dish. It is really simple to make and the flavor of peppers blended with the other ingredients gives it an edge. Try this easy Peperonata recipe and i bet you will grab a lot of compliments.
  Peppers 2 3⁄4 Pound (Large Firm Red, Yellow And Green Variety)
  Onions 3 Large
  Green chili pepper 1 (Fresh)
  Ripe tomatoes 1 Pound (Fresh)
  Wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green olives 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), pitted
  Olive oil 6 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Broiled meat 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), broiled
  Crusty white bread/Whole wheat bread 2

1 Rinse and dry the peppers.
2 Cut them lengthwise into quarters, removing and discarding the stalk, seeds, and white membrane.
3 Slice each quarter lengthwise into 3 broad strips.
4 Peel the onions, slice off the ends, and cut lengthwise into quarters.
5 Slice each quarter lengthwise very thinly.
6 Discard the stalk and seeds from the chili pepper and chop very finely.
7 Rinse the tomatoes and cut in quarters.
8 Remove any tough parts and all the seeds.

9 In a wide, heavy bottomed flameproof casserole dish, heat 6 tbsp oil.
10 Gently fry the onions and chili pepper together over low heat, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.
11 Add the peppers and the tomatoes and stir.
12 Cook over slightly higher heat for 5 minutes, still stirring frequently.
13 Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with 1/4 cup vinegar.
14 Reduce the heat to moderately low and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
15 Add the olives and continue simmering until the peppers are tender, but still fairly firm, and the liquid has thickened.
16 Taste and correct the seasoning.

17 Serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Stir Fried
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1266 Calories from Fat 365

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g63.7%

Saturated Fat 8.8 g43.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 14 mg4.7%

Sodium 445.3 mg18.6%

Total Carbohydrates 241 g80.2%

Dietary Fiber 88.9 g355.6%

Sugars 15.6 g

Protein 45 g89.4%

Vitamin A 39.7% Vitamin C 172.3%

Calcium 143.9% Iron 509.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Peperonata Recipe