Stuffed Peppers, tomatoes or courgettes are called in French Petit Farcis. It is a typical dish from Nice and Provence: Mediterranean vegetables stuffed and cooked in the oven.
In this recipe, I stuff them with a mix of pork and beef, the most common way to make them.
If you want to use them as a starter or side dish you can fill them just with breadcrumbs flavored with cheese and local herbs, thyme, basil or parsley.
However, if you are using only bread for stuffing, the center can be very dry.
Make sure you use small vegetables and add a softer cheese like mozzarella or feta.
Once you empty the vegetables, you are left with the inside pulp and the tops.
Because I don't like to waste any food, I remove the seeds, finely chop them and mix it with the filling.
They add flavor and juice to the stuffing.
As a matter of interest, I always cut my vegetables over a dedicated vegetable cutting board as it is more hygienic.
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Each board is colour coded and has a symbol indicating its use e.g. meat (red), fish (blue), vegetables (green), and cooked food (white).
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It is a typical dish from Nice and Provence: Mediterranean vegetables stuffed and cooked in the oven. If you want to use them as a starter or side dish you can fill them just with breadcrumbs flavored with cheese and local herbs, thyme, basil or parsley. However, if you are using only bread for stuffing, the center can be very dry. Make sure you use small vegetables and add a softer cheese like mozzarella or feta.
3 1/4 oz stale bread
grated Gruyere cheese
- large tomatoes
- round courgettes
- large onions
Soften the stale bread with milk and let it rest for 30 minutes if the bread is hard
Add the mincemeat, the sausages without the skin and the salt
Add salt, the onion, parsley, lemon zest and cheese
Cut the top of the tomatoes
Empty the inside of the tomatoes and add it to the meat. This is optional. If you prefer, remove the seeds and add only the juices
Cut the top of the round courgettes
Remove the seeds, chop the rest and add to the meat
Top the peppers and remove the seeds
Chop the tops of the peppers and add to the mix
Oil a baking dish
Arrange the vegetables and add salt
Stuff with the mix
Cook in a hot oven at 180 C - 350 F for 40 minutes
Calories 414 calories per serving
Fat 21 gr per serving
Carbohydrates 42 gr per serving
Proteins 15 gr per serving
Sugar 31 gr per serving
Sodium 461 mg per serving
Nutritional information is provided for general purpose only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.
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