Italian Stuffed Cherry Peppers Recipe

Apr 19, 2013 12:01 pm

Prosciutto and cheese make for a hearty filling

Photo: Anjali Pinto
Photo: Anjali Pinto
These stuffed cherry peppers are easy to make and pair well with hearty Italian dishes.
 

We're always looking for simple recipes for big, flavorful bites. Party food, bar food, random snacks, — it's all good. We stumbled upon what appears to be the perfect Italian stuffed cherry pepper recipe from Chef Doug Psaltis at Chicago's RPM Italian restaurant. Pour yourself a glass of something nice, and dig into this peppery, sharp and salty treats. 

"The stuffed cherry peppers are a great snack to have with a glass a wine or a perfect, light way to start off a meal and also perfect for entertaining," says Chef Psaltis.  "The peppers are one of my favorites, they are drenched in olive oil which complements the sharpness of the provolone cheese and saltiness of the prosciutto."

Servings: 10 stuffed peppers

Ingredients

10 spicy cherry peppers
1/4 pound extra sharp auricchio provolone cheese
5 thin slices prosciutto
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Directions: 
  1. Remove the stems and seeds from all the cherry peppers.
  2. Cut the provolone cheese into small cubes and cut each prosciutto in half. 
  3. Wrap cheese cubes with prosciutto and stuff inside peppers.
  4. Marinate the peppers in olive oil overnight, covered and refrigerated.
  5. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
20 minutes plus refrigeration
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