I have been in full blown preserving mode that I honestly haven’t had much time for anything else. Praise the Lord, that my mami spent all day with me and of course cooked up something fabulous in the kitchen! Monday’s with Mami is back!! I still have a few more preserving recipes to share within the next couple of weeks but until then, let me share what we made with the harvest of our red peppers.
Every year, my mami gets super excited to plant peppers. Her favorites are Italian marconi peppers and like any true Spaniard, red sweet peppers! All throughout the summer, we enjoy the marconi’s in gazpacho and fried in olive oil sprinkled with sea salt. The red peppers are always the last to harvest as it takes them all summer to grow and turn from green to a beautiful deep red. (One summer, my entire crop of red peppers was stolen overnight! But that’s another story, however, I think it hurt my mami more than it did me as she allowed me to dig up her yard and specifically demanded that all peppers be planted under her supervision, lol!) This year with the cooler weather it took forever for the red peppers to turn colors. We finally harvested them a couple of days ago. My mami was pumped to get these babies blackened to make Pimientos Asados!
Pimientos Asados are incredibly easy to make and yet so simply satisfying. The peppers are blackened by either roasting or charring on a skillet or grill. The skins are then removed leaving a smooth delicate taste that is enhanced with a bite of raw onions, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and a few drops of apple cider vinegar.
- 5-6 red sweet peppers
- small onion, chopped
- 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- In a cast iron skillet, roast the red peppers under medium heat until their skins have blackened and blistered, turning them frequently.
- Remove the roasted red peppers from the heat, put them in a bowl, and cover with a clean, damp dish towel.
- Let the peppers cool for about 15 – 20 minutes.
- Carefully peel off the blackened skins.
- Cut the peppers into thin strips.
- Arrange in a serving dish and add the chopped onions.
- Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar.
- Mix through and serve.
Isn’t the terra cotta Spanish casuela beautiful! My mami gave me this one but stay tuned as I have a wonderful giveaway coming… hint… hint…
[email protected] says
The peppers are so beautiful. The dish sounds wonderful. How fun that you get to cook with your mom and grow your peppers in her yard…
Joan Nova says
I'd like to have some of those on nice crusty bread…with a glass of wine! Glad Mami is back!
Yes, your casuela is absolutely gorgeous!! And so are the pimiento…wow, beautiful 😀
Beautiful pics! I love roasted red peppers, it's one of my favorite side dishes and soooo healthy!
My Carolina Kitchen says
I just dropped over from Girlichef's blog. She's right – your blog is tasty and gorgeous.
Congratulations on your nice manners award from Roz. I got one too. That was really kind of her. I enjoy grocery shopping also. My husband and I shop together and we know everyone in the store by name and they know us too. Makes shopping a whole lot more fun.
I truly love pimiento asados, I always put it in Spanish rice and meat filling for emapanadas
I'm so happy to see that there's a homemade recipe for it because now I can make my own
Tasty Eats At Home says
This looks so beautiful and delicious! This year is my first year growing bell peppers, and they never have turned red. And I'm down here in Texas! I'm guessing it's because we've had rain and we had a cool spring. I planted them early, but it took forever for the seeds to germinate, and then the peppers only started to come a few weeks ago! Crazy, huh?
penny aka jeroxie says
Nice and simple. Just need some toast!
Diana Bauman says
What a beautiful dish! I love Spanish food 🙂
This is beautiful. I would love this with EVERYTHING. I love bell pepper. I roast mine all the time.
Love your post!
wow, stunningly beautiful pictures!
Simply Life says
Oh those peppers look so fresh and flavorful!
Diana Bauman says
Thank you everyone for the comments!!
Sam, thank you so much for stopping by! I'm heading your way 😉
Alta – That is odd! I hope they turn for you, either way, they'll be delish!
5 Star Foodie says
Beautiful peppers and the pimientos asados sound so good!
Hi Diana! I was very excited to find your blog today. I am from Iowa, am a Spanish teacher, did my semester abroad in Sevilla and well, absolutely love Spanish food and Spain! I'm looking forward to reading your blog and trying some of your recipes. I also have a food blog, http://www.lulusrecipebox.typepad.com if you want to check it out.
Pilar - Lechuza says
Diana, I just found your blog and I love it!! I've only read some posts but what I've seen about you and your life is very interesting. I'm from Spain( from Galicia, the northwest part). If you ever need some help with any spanish recipe, please don't hesitate to ask.
Hi Diana!!! These peppers are really good, we love it like this! And your dish, is just so Spanish!
hola diana, these pimientos asados remind me ofmy mum's roast pimientos salad, i love the colour, and the best is the smell when you are roasting them! very hard to find ths
at kind of pimientos here in london,
Fresh Local and Best says
I love the bright red colors!
Table Talk says
What a lovely treat to enjoy in the months ahead!
Arabic Bites says
looks very delicious… we have similar recipe (the same ingredient plus parsley,coriander,garlic & minus the onion)