SWEET PEPPERS WITH WALNUTS
In this recipe we will show how to make a popular Georgian dish of walnuts and spices wrapped in sweet peppers. It is quite spicy so you may want to reduce the quantities of spices or omit some.
Ingredients: 5 sweet peppers, 150 grams of walnuts, half tsp dried Blue Fenugreek, three quarters tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of ground red pepper, 1 bay leaves, 1 tsp dried marigold, 3 cloves of garlic, 3 tbs of white wine vinegar, 2 tbs of oil, salt and pepper.
Preparation: Grind the walnuts and garlic together (we used a meat grinder).
Add the crushed walnuts and garlic to a mixing bowl and add the spices, salt, one and a half tbs white wine vinegar and 3-4 tbs of water.
Mix thoroughly until the mixture looks like the picture below.
Cut each pepper into two or three parts depending on the size of the pepper.
Remove the seeds and stalks.
Boil water in a deep (preferably cast iron) pan. When the water has boiled, add salt, half tbs of oil, half tbs of white wine vinegar and 2 bay leaves. Then add the sweet peppers. Boil the peppers until they become flexible. This can take between 7-12 minutes depending on the thickness of the sweet peppers.
Carefully remove the cooked peppers and add a drop of oil and white wine vinegar and a little black pepper to each cooked pepper before stacking them in a bowl. Cover the bowl and leave for 10-15 minutes.
Put a generous amount of the walnut mixture in each of the sweet peppers as per the picture below.
Carefully fold the pepper over the walnut mixture. Leave for one hour before serving.
Serving: Serve cold. They are particularly delicious when eaten with Mchadi (Georgian cornbread). See recipe for Mchadi here.
Enjoy your sweet peppers with walnuts!