Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stuffed Red Pepper = Fail

My food journey of 2011 has begun!

Over the last 2 weeks, my husband and I have been very busy traveling and have not had the opportunity for quality food time.  But earlier in the week, I wanted to try creating some stuffed peppers.

The first time I ever tried a stuffed pepper was at a Serbian restaurant in Milwaukee when I was 16 years old.  I do not remember the details of each ingredient but, I can remember it being very tender, sweet, and popping with herb flavors.

My stuffed pepper was meant to be time-friendly, delicious and inexpensive.  Due to my lack of a culinary degree.. I did not make the most educated attempt at stuffing these peppers.  After cutting the peppers into halves, I then filled them with ground chicken, sauteed onions, fennel seed, garlic and a thin layer of mozzarella cheese.  Adding stewed tomatoes and rice to the mixture would have made a greater impression on our taste buds.

Trust me... the dish was still very enjoyable.  Plus, it did not require any utensils other than the 2 that God attached to our bodies.  I know that I am capable of creating something that packs more flavor and reflects my abilities more proudly. 

Next time, I will conduct a little culinary research and perhaps find some tips on great ingredients for the typcial stuffed pepper.  Nothing wrong with getting a little direction!

How would I rate it?

Flavor - 5
Originality - 4
Fun Meter - 5


  1. Mara, You are so talented! I knew you loved making food, (not baking it though)but I had no idea you were such a good writer as well. I love this blog. I've already told my sister and a friend about it. I actualy received a stuffed pepper recipe from a friend, and you've inspired me to try it.

  2. Kristy you are so sweet. Thanks for following my blog too. I am so glad that you like it. :)