Thursday, 11 March 2010


Poor vegetarians. They miss out on so much. For example, the layered juicy goodness of a turducken; a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey. No one should be denied this type of kitchen fun, so here is a mini veggie version. A chilli inside a tomato inside a bell pepper. The Pomilli.

(serves 2)
2 bell peppers
2 large tomatoes
2 chillies
2 cloves of garlic
1 small onion
100g cheese (weight approximate, it's about volume really)


# Get the oven warming up to Gas 4, 175c, 350f.

# Chop the tops off the chillies and scoop out the seeds. Stuff a peeled clove of garlic into each.

# Cut the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out seeds. Sprinkle a little salt on the inside.

# Finely chop half an onion. Put some onion at the bottom of each tomato, place the chilli inside, then add more onion until it is stuffed

# Cut the tops off the peppers and scoop out seeds.

# Finely chop the rest of the onion and mix with cheese. I'm using little pieces of haloumi, but mozzarella, cheddar, goat's cheese are all good. Season how you like. Mine's got black pepper, basil, and oregano.

# Put some cheese mix in each of the peppers, place a tomato in each. Stuff sides and top with remaining cheese.

# Place tops of peppers back on and stand in a roasting tin. Pour a little water in the bottom of the tin and drizzle with olive oil.

# Roast in the oven for an hour.

# Hooray POMILLI!! Serve with rice on the side, or if you're not vegetarian a steak or something. Or cram into some fresh crusty bread for an amazing sandwich.


Anonymous said...

turduken. lol

Eric said...

Awesome. Loved them, so did my girl. Might add some mushrooms next time.