Sunday, June 17, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

(about 1 1/2 cups)

This delicious and flavourful sauce is quite simple to make and pairs well with a variety of dishes. It's wonderful with steamed vegetables such as cauliflower, fish and shellfish, poultry, roasted meat, even over cooked rice or noodles.

I like to keep mine simple adding just a small amount of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. You can always add minced garlic, shallots, chives or parsley to yours, if you wish.

3 red bell peppers
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Wash the peppers. Cut in half and remove the seeds. Place the peppers skin side up onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil, keeping everything in one single layer.

Bake in the middle of the oven for about 20-30  minutes or until the tops are blistered. Remove from oven and cool.

Slip the blistered skins off the peppers and place them into the bowl of a food processor. I like to do this directly over the bowl to catch any juices that might be dripping. Add the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and process until smooth.

Check and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.


Anonymous said...

wonderful! I would be smearing this on everything! great photo!
Mary x

Gerlinde in Washington said...


momto8 said...

I can tell the flavors are delightful...thank you. the pictures look yummy!

MyFudo™ said...

I'd surely enjoy this with pasta! Looks hearty indeed...

Un coup d'aile said...

your blog is amazing... i just spent the last hour browsing... this dish is a lot similar to the croatian vegetable paste called Ajvar...

Gerlinde in Washington said...

Annmarie; Thank you :)

MyFudo; Last night I served this over brown rice and green peas.. it was pretty amazing!

Un coup d'aile; Thanks so much! I am curious about Ajvar, and will have a look!

Jane-Anne said...

I love the vibrant colours of this coulis - and can almost smell the smoky aroma of the peppers! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment!

Vegan Magic said...

I absolutely love roasted peppers, all sweet and smoky. I add them to curries, hummus and salads. Funny enough, a great dip/spread I used them in was Ajvar:) I wonder how this tastes with balsamic vinegar. Will definitely try your recipe, thanks so much for sharing it. Gorgeous pics!

Carole said...

Spectacular colour, Gerlinde. Thanks for bringing this "saucy" goodness over. Cheers

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