Goats cheese & hot sauce stuffed peppers

Goats Cheese Stuffed Peppers

It is full on chilli harvest time here at the moment. We only have a small greenhouse so I carefully selected the chillies I really wanted. At the moment we have some amazingly hot chillies. Yesterday was the first day I picked a Carolina Reaper and a Bhut Jolokia for a very hot version of the Heatonomy Reaper Hot Sauce Range. The sauce has all the Heatonomy flavor but an intese chilli heat. It is absolutely a borderline heat level for me and it is time to use my gloves.

 

Carolina Reaper

 

Another chilli I wanted quite a lot of was habaneros. We had a great crop last year and I was keen on growing some more this year.

I bought seeds. They grew big, strong plants and I was so excited, it was heading for a bumper crop. The chillies formed and I thought they might start out different but as they grew and matured it became painfully obvious that they were not habaneros.

 

sweet peppers

 

I thought they might be jalapenos and contacted the seed company and it turned out that they are very sweet little peppers. They are in fact so sweet I think they are going on to minus on the Scoville scale.

The peppers are small, they fit in the palm of my hand and I have so many of them I am constantly thinking of how to use them.

A friend invited us over for dinner and I thought it was a great opportunity to make an appetizer, using my peppers.  I used what I had in the fridge and I picked some beautiful dark cherry tomatoes from the greenhouse.

I roasted my stuffed peppers but they are delicious raw if you prefer.

 

Goats Cheese Stuffed Peppers

preparation time 15 minutes 

cooking time 15-20 minutes 

oven 160C or 320F

serves 4 as an appetizer

Ingredients

  • 8 small sweet peppers, cut in half lengthwise and de seeded
  • 1 dl or 1/2 cup goats cheese, or any soft cheese
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp hot sauce, more if desired
  • salt and pepper to taste

Garnish 

  • 16 small cherry tomatoes, or 8 cherry tomatoes cut in half

Mix the goats cheese with the onion, herbs and hot sauce. Taste with salt and pepper.

Stuff the peppers and add a tomato on top.

Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes and serve straight away.

 

Goats Cheese Stuffed Peppers

 

Goats Cheese and hot sauce Stuffed Peppers

 

The peppers are delicious raw as well but roasting them brings the flavors together and the melted goats cheese was delicious.

 

I didn’t get my habaneros but I am currently eating a lot of peppers and this was a great way to share them.

As it is a party I am also bringing them to Angie’s Fiesta Friday. I try to arrive early but somehow time runs away and I am arriving late as no week is the same without popping in! Come and join us, have a look and get tempted by some amazing food created by the nicest bloggers around!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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19 Responses to “Goats cheese & hot sauce stuffed peppers”
  1. DEE says:

    They look beautiful…. and can imagine the flavours. DEE

  2. Always amazed by your creativity Petra…My pepper did not do too well this year but I look forward to making this with store bought ones.

    • petra08 says:

      hi Zeba
      Thank you! We had a great year for growing, the summer was so warm in the beginning, sadly it got colder and colder but hey, can’t complain! Store bought works just as well! Am sure jalapenos would work as well if you like the heat 🙂

  3. mistimaan says:

    Looks too good and delicious……….loved it 🙂

  4. Ben Aqiba says:

    That looks delicious 🙂

  5. CHCooks says:

    These look so delicious Petra 🙂

  6. Lovely Petra – something I must try 😄

  7. What variety of black tomato is that? I grow black cherry and black Krim, similar coloring as yours but different shapes. Yours look to be grape-shaped. Are they an heirloom variety?

    • petra08 says:

      hi Angie
      I have to admit I have no idea. They grew on one branch of one of the black tomato plants. The rest of the black tomatoes looks normal. They were shaped like a drop. I have saved some seeds for next year. Maybe it is an heirloom variety, it seems possible. 🙂

      • You may have just found a natural mutation, how exciting! Yes, definitely save the seeds. And if possible maybe keep a small cutting growing since it’s possible that the seeds may not grow into the same kind of tomatoes. who knows, maybe you can market it as a new variety. I haven’t seen small “grape-shaped” black tomato!

      • petra08 says:

        hi Angie,
        Ha ha maybe! I have saved seeds and hope they will germinate next year! The tomatoes on the rest of the plant were round, they didn’t look quite as pretty but tasted just as good! Will have to wait a year. The tomato season is over, we are picking a few more but not many now. I love being able to grow vegetables, they always taste so much better 🙂 x

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