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This month: Stuffed Peppers
1 large red, yellow or orange pepper (any colour but green)
1 tbsp flavoured couscous (salmon option) OR 1 tbsp plain couscous
5 anchovy fillets taken from a tin or ½ portion of fresh salmon
1 classic round tomato
1 level tsp crushed garlic
1 level tsp crushed ginger
Salt and pepper
1 tsp dried tarragon (or herb of choice – Italian mixed herbs for example)
Squeeze of lemon juice
Splash of walnut or sesame seed oil (each will give a slightly different
Grated cheese to taste
You will need: One ovenproof baking dish
Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan/Gas 7.
Wash then halve the pepper lengthwise; de-core and remove the seeds.
Soak the couscous in 25ml of boiling water and stand for 2 mins.
Drain the oil from anchovies and chop – or cut salmon into smallish
pieces. De-skin the tomato. Chop and place in bowl.
Add the couscous, garlic, ginger, anchovies or salmon, seasoning
(omit salt if using anchovies), herb of choice. Mix.
Place the pepper halves in the baking dish and fill each cavity with
mixture. Add lemon juice and a small splash of oil.
Place in a pre-heated oven and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until
the pepper is tender.
Add the grated cheese and cook for a further 10 minutes.