Right now the wonderful aroma of roasted red peppers permeates my kitchen as I prepare this next simple Mediterranean side dish to accompany the marinated lamb chops, for what else, Easter dinner. With a few ingredients, you can make this recipe ahead of time.
All you need is:
4 firm red sweet peppers
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
a handful of parsley, coarsely chopped
extra virgin oil
salt and pepper to taste
Place your oven rack on the second position away from the top boiler element. Set the oven to broil. Place the red peppers on a pizza tray or cookie sheet. Very important: Pierce each pepper with a fork to allow steam to escape. Place on the rack and broil until charred. Turn the peppers to char all sides. I keep a watchful eye on the broiling process! Remove from the oven when the peppers are fully charred and let cool for easy handling. With a knife scrape off the charred skin and seed each pepper. Cut 1/2 inch slices lengthwise and set aside in a bowl. Toss in chopped parsley, sliced garlic pieces, and drizzle the oil over the peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Serve as a side dish or on fresh bread.