Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Kitchens

I love fall for so many reasons, but especially because the cool, crisp days take me back into the kitchen. Here in Wisconsin, the farmer's markets are brimming with vivid colors, and so on Saturday I came home with an enormous bag of sweet peppers - green, red, and yellow. Yes, it was time to make stuffed peppers.

Only I wasn't in the mood to make the traditional ground beef variety, so I went online, mixed and matched recipes, and came up with this. And let me tell you, even the males in my family loved the recipe, scarfed the stuffed peppers up, and clamored for more.  This coming Saturday? Back to the outdoor market before it closes up for the season.

Stuffed Peppers

6 large peppers - cut in half, seeds removed
3-4 T. olive oil
1 large onion - chopped
3 cloves garlic - minced
Seasonings to taste:
Salt (Kosher or sea), pepper, oregano,
Garlic powder (really love the stuff), onion powder
Shrimp - 1 pound, peeled, deveined, chopped
Andouille sausage - 2 links, chopped
Rice - 1 cup, uncooked
Chicken broth - 2 1/2 cups
Tomato sauce - 8 oz can
Hot sauce to serve on the side
  1. Blanch peppers by dipping them in boiling water for 3 minutes
  2. In large pan, saute onions in oil until soft
  3. Add garlic and seasons
  4. Add shrimp and sausage and cook until shrimp is pink (about 5 min.)
  5. Stir in rice
  6. Add chicken broth and tomato sauce
  7. Cook 15 minutes or until the rice is done
  8. Stuff the mixture into the peppers
  9. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes
  10. Enjoy
What dish in your family signals fall at its fullest?

8 comments:

Tonya Kappes said...

Of course the staples: chili, tomato soup, pies etc... all the comfort foods. I love fall. d

Dru said...

Every fall, someone in my family makes Candied Yams. This is the only time I eat yams.

Miki Willa said...

In the Pacific Northwest, we hold off on our tomato harvest until the very last minute in the fall. Then we pick what are mostly still green tomatoes. In my house, fall means tomato feasts. We roast them, put them in savory pies, and build sandwiches around them. My favorite is still fried green ones.

signlady217 said...

That stuffed pepper recipe sounds absolutely yummy! I love every ingredient going in it, especially the shrimp! Can't wait to try it!

Heather said...

Stuffed peppers is one thing I've never liked. Mostly because they contain...peppers. I've already made my first big pots of chicken noodle soup and beef stew, and for some reason have really been hungering for enchiladas lately. Must make some soon I think! *g*

jbstanley said...

Definitely apple cobbler. Actually, I usually eat most of it, but I did all the work!

Linda McDonald said...

Pies and Apple Crisp.

Thanks for the recipe. I may give it a try!

Merry Lu said...

Pumpkin bread! I hear there is canned pumpkin back on the shelves and I can't wait to grab up a few dozen cans.