July 7, 2020
We are often asked what our favorite destinations for the best cooking vacations are, and as I explained in our recent video (see below!), that…Read This Post
The country of Turkey is an exotic destination where east meets west, and that’s reflected in its flavorful cuisine. While specialties vary throughout the country, Ottoman traditions influence much of Western Turkey, including the use of rice, bulgur, and spices. Ingredients are always fresh and locally sourced, and the dishes simple yet delicious. To learn more about this culture and cuisine, check out our 9-night Turkey cooking vacation, The Cuisine of Sultans, which includes tours through Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Kusadasi.
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Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Cook method: Simmer
For the stuffing:
For the sauce:
1. Soak the peppers in boiling water for 15-20 minutes. Do not over soften the peppers.
2. Wash the peppers with cold water and set aside.
3. Mix all the ingredients for the stuffing, and stuff the peppers with the mixture. Make sure you don’t fill them all the way to the top as the rice will expand as it cooks.
4. Seal the tops of the peppers by pressing the sides together and laying them in a pot.
5. In a separate bowl mix the ingredients for the sauce, and pour the sauce over the peppers.
6. First cook the peppers over high heat, and then turn down the heat and cook until the liquid is absorbed by the stuffed peppers for about 45 minutes to an hour.
Cooking for vegetarians? Try a Greek recipe for Stuffed Green Peppers and Tomatoes or for Greek Grilled Stuffed Peppers.
By Peg Kern
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