Colorful Peppers with Zip!

Recipe: Colorful Peppers with Zip!

Remarks: "Little plates" restaurants have come all the rage. A "little plates" restaurant will offer many, enticingly priced menu items. Order several items and make it a meal, or you can share with your tablemates and make it a tasting party, or you can order one as an appetizer and then order an entrée too.

Or ... you could have a "little plates" party. Cook them all yourself or ask each guest/couple to bring a dish that qualifies as a "little plate" item. Then pass the dishes or set up a buffet.

On this site, another "little plate" dish is "Balsamic-Roasted Exotic Mushrooms with a White Truffle Olive Oil Glaze."

Servings: Serves 6 to 8 as a "little plate," an appetizer or side dish.

2 each red, yellow and orange bell peppers, cleaned and cut lengthwise into quarter-inch wide strips.

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt

One half tsp cracked red pepper flakes

Instructions: Put the peppers in a 9 by 13-inch roasting pan. Over your peppers, drizzle the olive oil, grate a light dusting of sea salt and sprinkle the flakes. Stir. Roast at 400 degrees for one hour until just a few of the peppers get a blackened tip. Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator and reheat before serving.

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