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What to serve with stuffed peppers

pekoe's picture

I have lots of green peppers from the garden so I am going to make stuffed peppers. Just wondering, What do you serve along with stuffed peppers?

Marie Louise's picture

(post #34779, reply #1 of 36)

sauce

Risottogirl's picture

(post #34779, reply #2 of 36)

Soft polenta!

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Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Biscuit's picture

(post #34779, reply #3 of 36)

rice.

I'm not mean - you're just a sissy.

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Jean's picture

(post #34779, reply #4 of 36)

If you're stuffing them with a rice and meat mixture, I'd just serve a simple salad with them.



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Biscuit's picture

(post #34779, reply #14 of 36)

Oh - sorry!  I never stuff them WITH rice - I stuff with a mixture of meats and vegetables, rice on the side.  I suppose if you stuff with rice you don't need rice on the side (g)

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Mrs. Who's picture

(post #34779, reply #5 of 36)

Mashed potatoes.

 

 

UncleDunc's picture

(post #34779, reply #6 of 36)

Monkey brains.

(I'm not just being gross. It's a Calvin and Hobbs reference.)

SallyBR1's picture

(post #34779, reply #7 of 36)

Rice

 


 


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Gretchen's picture

(post #34779, reply #8 of 36)

Rice is already in mine for the stuffing. Along with meat.


Interesting. Haven't made them in a while (and have come to LOVE red peppers instead of green for stuffing) and I think I usually just serve a salad.


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #34779, reply #9 of 36)

When I make it - and that is a very rare event - I only stuff with meat and veggies.

I could eat rice on a daily basis - in fact, back home most people do. It is my default side dish for plenty of stuff

come to think of it, I would not mind rice as a side dish even if my peppers had rice in the stuffing... :-)

 


 


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Biscuit's picture

(post #34779, reply #15 of 36)

I'm with you.  I could eat rice at every meal. 

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MadMom's picture

(post #34779, reply #19 of 36)

I love rice.  Got into the habit of eating it when we lived in Panama, and I'm with you, could probably eat it at every meal.



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(post #34779, reply #32 of 36)

And I always thought I was the only one who could eat rice seven days a week.

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Biscuit's picture

(post #34779, reply #33 of 36)

Nope (g).  I'd say you were in good company.  My son could eat it 7 days a week, too.

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Marcia's picture

(post #34779, reply #21 of 36)

When I was growing up, we did eat rice at almost every meal except for breakfast. It's still one of my all time favorite foods.

CBirck's picture

(post #34779, reply #16 of 36)

This brings up a burning question I've had...is a red pepper a whole different variety of a green one, or just a green one that has ripened?  Seems they (the red ones) have a sweeter taste.  I know the red peppers are a lot more expensive in the market.

Jean's picture

(post #34779, reply #17 of 36)

If allowed to stay on the plant, green bell peppers will turn red. One year I purposely left a big one on in hopes of it ripening before frost. Alas, one of our visiting friends proudly presented me with this 'beautiful pepper that you missed'.  LOL,  Oh, thanks.



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Biscuit's picture

(post #34779, reply #18 of 36)

It's just a ripe green bell pepper. (g) 

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Gretchen's picture

(post #34779, reply #20 of 36)

But I think some varieties turn red quicker. Not sure, but seems so.

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chiffonade's picture

(post #34779, reply #10 of 36)

Unless your stuffing is all meat, you can serve your peppers alongside a meat or fish protein. 


My mom served stuffed peppers frequently as part of a meal that included all the other components (protein/starch/veggie) so to me, they're an "anything goes" kind of thing.


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Gretchen's picture

(post #34779, reply #11 of 36)

Yes, I think I'll start thinking about that--more a substantial side dish. Good idea. Can stuff with barley for a real bomb!!

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courgette's picture

(post #34779, reply #12 of 36)

I stuff peppers with meat and rice mixture and usually serve with a green salad.


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Marie Louise's picture

(post #34779, reply #13 of 36)

Like you and Gretchen, mine is meat and rice. It is a nice Jewish recipe, w/ a sweet and sour tomato sauce that includes raisins. (Yes Chiff, it has sugar in it-brown sugar!)

I figure the pepper & the tomato sauce is the vegetable. To me, it seems to work best with a one-thing-on-the-plate presentation.

Regality's picture

(post #34779, reply #22 of 36)

I'm on the side of the simple green salad folks.


 


 


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Jean's picture

(post #34779, reply #23 of 36)

How about some freshly made apple sauce?



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Regality's picture

(post #34779, reply #24 of 36)

Yes, I have done that as well, to placate the family members who absolutely despised peppers.  *L*

 


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chiquiNO's picture

(post #34779, reply #25 of 36)

Stuffed bell peppers are one of my favorite comfort foods.  I stuff mine with ground beef and/or pork and use soft bread crumbs to bind the meat.  I always serve mine with either homemade Mac & Cheese or Garlic Mashed Potatoes!!

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Ballottine's picture

(post #34779, reply #26 of 36)

If you have lots of green peppers and are looking for a way to use them,  try Hubert Keller's recipe. ( He is a fabulous San Francisco (via Brasil) French chef.  Although his recipe calls for red and green peppers, I've made it with just green peppers and it is really good. 


You can find the recipe on his website: www.fleurdelyssf.com .  good luck.  Bal


 


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pekoe's picture

(post #34779, reply #31 of 36)

Thanks, I do have quite a few peppers so I will try that another time. Looks yummy.

butterscotch's picture

(post #34779, reply #27 of 36)

I love stuffed peppers, and I find them exceptionally filling--lots of fiber.  I usually stuff with a meat and rice mixture, so I don't service rice or other starch on the side.  Steamed carrots with a squeeze of lemon or a little lemon butter is my usual side.