Grilled pepper night

Sunday, August 10, 2008
It is immensely gratifying to go into the garden and pick a bowlful of peppers like this. I started these from seed in February, and now they're finally coming into form. Here we have purple and red bells, a sweet banana pepper, and a few poblanos ready to meet their fate on the grill.

Michael cooked them until their skins blackened and blistered, and then we peeled them, sliced out their seeds, and filled them with a mixture of grilled corn, diced red onion, Monterey Jack cheese, and cilantro. Then back on the grill they went for baking.

The poblano peppers were a lip-numbing hot, just the way hubby likes them; I picked out the sweet peppers in the bunch. We dined al fresco and soaked in all the satisfaction of our long-awaited peppers -- grown, grilled, good. And still more to come.

18 Comments:

Blogger Nancy J. Bond said...

They look delicious, and is there anything better than enjoying the fruits of your labor?

6:50 PM  
Blogger Kateri said...

Beautiful peppers! They look yummy grilled and stuffed!

8:02 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thos look so yummy! And that recipe sounds delish! I roasted my jalapenos today and put them in homemade salsa. Now I wish I'd tried bell peppers again this year.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Fern said...

Those peppers sound delicious!

11:08 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

you have made my mouth water with the gorgeous grilled peppers

4:57 PM  
OpenID coffeepot said...

I bet that was wonderful. I love peppers.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Vegmonkey said...

looks fantastic...nothing better! Were they grown outdoors?>

6:04 PM  
Blogger Matron said...

That looks amazing! I have a few weeks to go before my peppers are ready.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Jane Marie said...

Peppers have such beautiful colors that they tempt our taste buds even before the first bite. This looks like an easy way to grill and bake them. I love the idea of the cheese on top.

7:16 AM  
Blogger joey said...

Summer has been wild and wonderful so it's been awhile since I last visited your delicious site. I'm impressed with your bountiful harvest and lovely photos. ;)

8:40 AM  
Anonymous chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

Goodness those look tasty.
This is the first year I have attempted peppers. So far nothing.
The plants look healthy, but no fruit. I think I started them too late. Ah well.

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Dee/reddirtramblings said...

That looks so good.~~Dee

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I'd like to know what variety the sweet block red peppers are! I have yet to get a block pepper to turn red when I grow them, and i've been gardening for 20 years. (I'm from your area, I think, the Washington area) Teach me, quick!

bev

9:30 AM  
Blogger Manger La Ville said...

I love a variety of peppers. At the farmers market, they have basque peppers, which are really good as well. I like the idea of baking them after getting a good grill flavor.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Liz said...

I've never had great success with Peppers. Just can't seem to get my unheated greenhouse warm enough for them.

3:54 PM  
Blogger OsmoJoe said...

The peppers look delicious, especially with the cheese.

I have some 'Thai Hot Dragon' chile peppers in my garden. I have many dozens of fiery hot peppers!

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Looks Great! looking forward to grilling.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Kyle said...

wow, christa! that looks amazing! when are you and mike going to have me over for dinner again? :) p.s. you guys need to come out to SF so i can take you both out to some scrumptious organic/veggie dinners!

-kyle

7:29 PM  

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