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Monday 10 May 2010

Canapes: Roasted red pepper rolls

In Australia we actually call red peppers capsicums, but frankly 'Roasted red capsicum rolls' doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

This is so easy, especially if you use roasted capsicums from a jar. Although roasting your own* is pretty easy too, it can just be a little time-consuming. And really, we are all about making life easier here.

You will need these things:

  • Jar of roasted red capsicum slices (or red and yellow if you're feeling more colourful)
  • Marinated feta or goat's cheese, about 100g
  • About a teaspoon of chopped capers (or more, according to your own taste)
  • Half a teaspoon crushed garlic
  • Half a cup of chopped fresh basil
  • Handful of small whole basil leaves

You will need to do these things:

  1. Slice up the roasted capsicum into roughly equal strips, around 3cm wide
  2. In a bowl, mix up the feta, chopped capers, chopped basil and crushed garlic until smooth-ish
  3. On one end of the capsicum strips, place a whole basil leaf. Spoon some of the mixture onto the basil leaf (not too much or it will all fall apart) and roll up the capsicum.
  4. That's it. I told you it was easy.

*If you really, really want to roast your own, I recommend doing it on the hob rather than in the oven. Just take the whole pepper, turn on the flame and use tongs to hold the pepper right up to the flame and keep moving it around until the whole thing has turned black. Then pop it in a plastic bag and tie it up so that the pepper sweats (ew) and you can then peel off the skin. DON'T wash it - you'll get rid of all that lovely sweetness you've just created by roasting it.

Image courtesy of Two Helmets Cooking's Flickr stream.

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