I saw these colorful mini sweet peppers at the store the other day and I wanted to photograph them but I had to come up with some sort of recipe so that Yes! Chef! would make them for me and then I could photograph them. Lo and behold there was a perfectly great recipe right on the back of the bag. I brought them home and waved them in front of Yes! Chef! He said something like, “Yes, they are pretty”. He knows my propensity for Crow Photography (photographing any pretty, shiny or colorful thing that I see), so he wasn’t culinarily very interested. Then I showed him the recipe on the back of the bag and I said things like, “Mmmmm. This looks great” and “I sure do love capers, olives and peppers” and finally, “Could you please make this for me and we could put it on steaks tonight.” That did it.
Here’s the recipe:
First he oiled up the peppers with olive oil and roasted them in the oven.
He put them in brown paper bags to steam a little so that the skins would come off easily. Then he ran down to the little country store because we were out of olives. (My bad.)
Then he chopped up olives and cilantro, threw in capers (my personal favorite) and added the appropriate oil, vinegar and seasoning. We both tasted and proclaimed it a success.
Of course, then I got to photograph it.
Finally, he cooked the steaks and I photographed the finished product quickly because it was time to eat!
And THAT!, my friends, is what dinner is like around here with Yes! Chef!
203 thoughts on “Sweet Mini Peppers”
This looks amazing and is making me hungry! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being Freshly Pressed!
This makes me want to fire up the grill tonight! Gotta love food with flavor!
That looks very good
LOVE the roasting tip — awesome!
I’m a red pepper fiend…odd part is, I HATE bell peppers. Isn’t that random?
Gorgeous! I love those sweet and briny flavors, too. Now I just need a Chef around here!
This looks really tasty and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. Connie
I love it…
Looks soooo yummy !! Geat composition !
This looks delicious!
I love it! We just had a party and have so many of these beautiful sweet peppers left over. Now I know how to cook them. I love balsamic vinegar and that looks delicious. The last time, I made a creamy mashed potato-bacon stuffing and stuffed each one, putting the little tops back on, and then roasted them in the oven. Thanks for your recipe!
I love the idea of using those baby peppers to make salsa! Looks delicious – and now I want that steak!
I am sooo making this for dinner tonight. Wow!
What?! This looks amazing. The peppers are absolutely beautiful, and just for that I want to buy some to make this recipe, but the salsa sounds so good too. Homemade salsa is one of my favorite foods ever. 🙂
I use those same mini peppers for salsa all the time. However, I use them without roasting. The salsa is fantastic. Everyone who tries it raves! Try them uncooked sometime with onions, cilantro, a little lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic. That’s all I can tell you. Or I will be giving my secret salsa away!
What a tease! You speak it, you leak it. — the recipe, that is!
I enjoy cooking for my family, and peppers are always apart of our nicer meals. 🙂 Thank you, for sharing this recipe.
Mmm… delicious, I will try your recept, it look good. I like your blog.
Thank you so much. The recipe is quite good although make sure it is at room temperature when you put it on the steak. Otherwise the cold element is not so good with the hot steak.
Good advice only if one does not like cold things on steak. . . was raised with cold horseradish, chili sauce, green olive spread, cold sauerkraut, etc., with hot meats. Yum.
This looks amazing! I’m bookmarking right now. 😀
Looks absolutely aaamazing! I’m salivating over here 😉 mmm….steak and peppers!
Looks delicious! yum!
This looks amazing! However I’m never really sure why people peel the peppers once they’ve been roasted, to me the skin is just as sweet and adds a little bit of variety in texture. (-:
I asked Yes! Chef! and he said that it adds a “woodiness” to the texture and he doesn’t think it’s very appetizing. (Shrugs!)
I don’t mind, but most people (Of course!) agree with Yes! Chef!
That sweet pepper salsa looks fantastic! I’m definitely trying it out next time I have steak; thanks for the idea!
This salsa is awesome! I wouldn’t eat it on steak, being a vegetarian….it would be good in vegetarian stuffing! Or just as a side to tender baby greens!
You are right! It was very awesome and I must admit that I sneaked a couple of tastes before dinner.
The photos are astounding! What camera do you use? By the end of the entry, I had to scroll up to look at the photos again!
Thank you so much, Jennifer. I have a Canon 7D. I mostly like to use natural light with a couple of reflectors, but I also use off camera flash.
I tend to have preference over natural light too, and only use flash when extremely necessary — but your pepper photos are really amazing! It’s as if I can touch them from my monitor!
Thank you. I also use NIK filters, which really help the picture come to life. Also, back light and towards the back light with reflectors in the front of the food really changes the way food looks. Backlight/back sidelight adds lots of depth.
That looks amazing, and I’m not usually a big pepper fan!
you make me mmm ,thanks
They look so delicious. I am going to harvest the rest of my peppers from the garden and make version of “yes Chef Sweet large peppers”
Ha! You won’t regret it.
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I love these mini bell peppers! I buy them whenever I can! They’re so lovely to work with, and so sweet! 🙂 hmmm… I need to get myself some again soon 😉
Your pictures look good enough to eat! That just looks fantastic.
What a beautiful presentation of your recipe. I have grown mini-bell peppers in my garden before, but I was at a loss as to what to make with them. I might give your recipe a try this year. I love olives and capers too, so this seems to be a winner to me.
Looks yummy! I am a big caper fan so can’t wait to try this. The recipe will come in handy this summer when I’m trying to use up my peppers from my garden!
Great pictures and thanks Yes Chef, for making this! Great blog!
Capers are one of my favorite things and so I’m always looking for caper recipes. I’m glad you enjoyed the post.
Great looking recipe.
lovely photos and it looks so delicious.. i could almost taste it. congrats on being FP.
Thank you. It was quite a surprise.
it’s finger licking good
I love buying a box od these at Costco but then I always struggle coming up with ways to use them before they expire. This seems easy enough I think even I can handle it. I can’t wait to try! Thanks! – MoSop
It’s a very simple recipe that anyone can do. I hope you like it!
Beautiful food. Looks fantastic!
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All that’s missing is a bowl of brown rice, perfect for a tedious Friday!
in my country the name is: “Manisan”. Manis=sweet. .
You can make “Manisan” from tomato, chilly, vegetable, or fruit like manggo
Now I’m craving sweet large peppers……perfect!
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What a delightful recipe (and I didn’t know the brown bag trick) I think I might grow some sweet minis now!
The recipe did not call for the brown bag, but it makes it much easier to peel the skin off.
Your picture of the completed salsa gave me serious om-noms. I bet that would be good on anything. Vegetarians: I bet it would be great on a whole-wheat pasta with some ricotta salata. Or maybe just ricotta. If I weren’t reading this at two in the morning, I’d run out to the store right now… 🙂
I think it would also be good on Crostini with a mild flavored spread cheese.
Love your site. Easy on the eyes and comment section is laid out so smoothly; makes one just have to comment!
The photos look like you used black olives and not green like the recipe. If that is so, has anyone made it yet with green?
Your pictures are stunning! I envision a coffee table book of just your food pics in your future!
We did use black olives because our little country store did not have green ones. The recipe did not call for the green olives stuffed with red peppers either…just green olives. So, we used black ones.
Your comments on my photography are greatly appreciated. I am still in the learning process.
Yes! Chef! It looks delicious! And I love the color of those mini peppers
It looks so good! is it hot?
No, the peppers are sweet and roasting them brings out even more sweetness.
In Vietnam, we have a spice named pepper looked like your pepper but it is so hot. tks 🙂
Wow! My husband likes hot peppers so he would probably like it.
It made me drool! 🙂 awesome recipe and photos! Happy New Week “Yes Chef!”
Tasty…. feel coming through pics…
Gorgeous photos – it looks like a pepper party! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed 🙂
Thank you so much. I’m a little shocked, in a good way, by the whole Freshly Pressed thing. 🙂
It looks delicious! I bet it would be nice on toast with houmous!
I hadn’t thought of that, but that sounds mighty tasty to me.
Is it realysweet sir ?
The peppers become sweeter when they are roasted bring out the natural sugar in the vegetable.
That must have made salsa for 20! Lovely pictures.
Actually, it didn’t make that much salsa. I think it would have probably served four quite comfortably.
A very Delicious blog. I could not stop myself having food after reading it. The recipe is also very tasty. Thanks for sharing.
This peppers are really sweet… And also your post…
I prefer making italian omelet with this peppers… (You can check it from : http://wp.me/p2cmlT-bm)
You will like it.
And we make a special snaks with red and green ones of this sweet peppers. It will be something traditional in Turkey. (http://wp.me/p2cmlT-gG)
Pictures are really detailed as you can understand that recipes…
As, you know there is no language of recipes 🙂 🙂
Have nice meal…
You are so right and I need to remember to include more preparations shots in my blog. Thank you for stopping by.
When we make detailed preparation’s shots, we also make recipes can be understood by everyone… At this time recipes will be universe… No need to know any language, as we see from the pictures…
At my site also, I’m trying to do this… I put lots of photos at my site (www.ye-mek.net). I want everyone know every taste around the world as the same as you…
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Well, it looks so yummy and I’m reblogging this art.
Does look fantastically good. Wonder if it would work on fish with another seasoning than vinegar. I’m sure it’s equally fabulous on its own. Also great pictures!!!
It looks beautiful!!!
This looks delicious! I am excited to try the recipe. I have done roasting of pablano peppers for salsa but never just regular peppers. How fun! And I have never heard of the brown paper bag trick. Thanks!
I hope you enjoy the recipe. We’ve been doing the brown paper bag trick for years and it works great.
Besides the delicious recipe of Mini Peppers, I find your photography very beautiful. I prefer too using more natural light and occasionally adding an off camera flash. Thank you for your inspiration having food photography on your blog, so far I had been hestitate to do that.
Thank you for your kind comments. I am still learning how to photograph food. I have taken several classes from Ron Goldman who has helped me tremendously.
Thanks for the blog and recipe… I have to try this.
I love anything with olives and this looks delicious. Your photography makes me want to dig right in.
Thank you so much. You should try the recipe.
Beautiful blog! These little peppers are wonderful right out of the bag (and washed). When I first discovered them (thanks to my sister), my kids wanted to take some back to college to fool their apartment mates into thinking they were downing hot peppers without shedding a tear! I think I might try the recipe, with a few tweaks to please everyone. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Funny story. Several people have asked me if they are hot peppers.
Yum yummy, I hope that all the other people that are following my weight loss blog will give the salsa a try!
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Whoa, this does look yummy, gonna have to reblog this and add to my low calorie meals. Wonder how they’ll taste over grilled chicken?! Thanks for sharing, Del
This recipe makes me want to run to my kitchen and cook it.
It’s well worth it!
i love the term “crow Photography!” thanks!
hahaha…I’m easily distracted, I guess.
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What a delicious looking post!
Must be a lot of work skinning all those teensy tiny peppers – but the result looks worth it!
Looks so good.
What Time is Dinner??? SURPERB!!!
Love the great photography!! Keep up the good work.
I often buy those little peppers. I can’t resist because they’re adorable. We eat them raw, roasted, stir fried….you name it. They are great and so is your photography. Thanks for sharing! Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed.
I love those sweet little peppers. For some reason I can only find them at Walmart and Sam’s. I grab them every time I go.
I think I found them at Safeway, which is the same as Vons if you have those G stores. Thanks for stopping by.
Great colors! Beautiful pictures 🙂
I have been started to build a review on food press on http://www.techietalk.in ,I should enter this in my blog.
Thanks , this Sunday ,I will make the mini sala @ my home.
very creative. I love the pop of color that the peppers bring to a plate 🙂
Fantastic! 😀 That you for the great recipe
You are certainly welcome. Hope you like.
It’s 6.55 am and I just woke up… after reading this I am now ready for dinner! Looks fantastic – whish I had an in house Yes chef! 🙂
My grandmother used to have a thing with holes ( metal don’t know technical name ) right on the gas stove and roast them. We also put them under the broiler or on the gas bar-b-que grill and keeping turning them until basically the whole pepper was brown. Then put them in a big bowl. Never used brown paper bags, the skin came off easily and didn’t use oil while roasting them. I know one thing I never want to waste one drop of that pepper juice so i cut them right open on and in the bowl. Get as many seeds out then put extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar on them with a few cut up cloves of garlic. Man get a loaf of fresh hard crust Italian bread and that’s all we needed. LOL
About two weeks ago I bought about 4 lbs of sweet red peppers, only the large size and fried them ( you fry them in extra virgin olive oil slow until slightly brown and soft). My Dad ( Italian ) side loved them fried my Mom’s (Macedonian) side loved them roasted. I use to bring fried pepper sandwiches to school when I was in high school. My non Italian friends would say what are you eating and my Italian ones either tried to buy or steal my lunch! LOL
Very interesting story. I might have to tell Chef about frying peppers!
Very, very nice, but then for me the simple things in life are always the best.
Love your blog,
Thank you so much, Kate. And to you.
OK, SHOULD we warn the un-suspecting people about peppers …. ?
OIL is for your HANDS ….. keeps out the capsaicin.
Those ‘sweet peppers’ look like several other peppers which are HOT.
Personally? I love hot. But, I always tone it down for others.
Thanks, Wayne. This recipe is definitely designed for sweet peppers. Hopefully, people won’t get confused.
This is a very creative blog. I really like blogs on food, but also, I don’t like them, because they make me want to eat the illustrations.
Thank you so much. My husband is a very creative guy.
I can see that. This site is the best!
I think he could make websites as well as blogs.
he would be interested to hear that since he doesn’t know too much about blogging or really anything about the web except he likes to search for recipes. He rarely gets on Facebook. Oddly enough, I’m the one that made the blog site. I like design as well as photography. Thank you for stopping by and your kind words.
Not only pretty to picture! But they look delicious!
I’ve made thta before 🙂 very yummy especially wiht vinegar
Yummy… Thanks for sharing:)
The steak looked yummylishous, too. How’d he cook it? I might have to give this a try one day. Soon.
Thank you! First he seasons it very well and lets the steak come to room temperature. Very important to making the steak cook evenly. Then he gets a cast iron pan sizzling hot with some olive oil cooks one side then turns it over and pops it in a hot oven. He does the cheek, chin, forehead test to test for doneness. We like our steak done cheeky (medium rare). Then he takes it out of the oven and let’s it rest for several minutes which keeps the steak juicy. (that’s the time I can hurry up and take the picture.)
Wow it just wanna have this for dinner! It’s awesome.
Craving for some steak and peppers now. Looks gook!
Love your photos! I don’t care for olives so this isn’t a recipe for me, but it looks gorgeous.
Thank you so much. You could probably leave out the olives for this. I wouldn’t leave out the capers, though.
Beautiful pics and a great looking recipe; will have to give it a try!
Beautiful photos of creation of mini pepper salsa. And Yes! Chef! is amazing. I can’t wait to make this exactly as shown. Thanks for sharing!
I’m so happy I came across this…we’re going to try to do a variation and include some tomatoes as a sauce with pasta, or as a topping for some grilled salmon. Haven’t decided yet, but thank you for sharing. And your photos are stunning – they really bring the food to life!
Thank you so much! I think this salsa would be good on salmon. It’s making me hungry thinking about it.
Lovely recipe, lovely photographs! I’m definitely going to try this.
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Such beautiful photography! And I think I could eat a whole bowl of just the salsa. I guess I could eat a good chunk of the steak too, what the heck. Very nice supper!
You gave me a chuckle. The steak was sooo good, but too much for one person. We usually split it between us and give the dog a bite or two, also.
YES & Yummy!
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I’m so glad I found your blog! I’ll be back! Great photos!!!
These look absolutely divine and the close-up photography makes the stunning colours of the peppers look so vivid. I am a huge fan of peppers and often eat them with couscous.
Beautiful presentation, I’m, loving the bright colors. Wishing I was there to taste this appetizing meal!
Looks so delicious! And great photo’s!
I think I may be whipping myself up an interesting dinner!
Looks delicious, making me hungry just reading the recipe and looking at the fantastic photos!
beautiful. love the pics!
That looks so delicious! I love roasted bell peppers with beef (tri-tip and roast beef are also good) but I’ve never made a salsa with them. That would be a really tasty variation. My family is Italian and we grill most of our meals during the summer, so whenever I’m at my parents’ house we usually have grilled peppers, onions, eggplant, and zucchini with our meat. I’ll be planting peppers in my garden this year, so hopefully I’ll get enough to try a pepper salsa like this!
One of the other comments mentioned Italian pepper sandwiches … I haven’t had one of those in years! I’ll have to start making them.
I know! I’m excited to try a pepper sandwich, too. With crusty sourdough bread. Yum!
Looks so yummy! I love being inspired while food shopping 🙂 And I, too, enjoy crow photography 🙂 Or, more accurately, crow anything… I’m easily distracted by anything pretty…
Nice to have someone who understands.
Beautiful photos! The recipe execution looks fabulous. I must be channeling after sweet bell peppers as 1) I just bought a bag of six at Sam’s and 2) this is the 6 blog read I’ve come across in the last two days featuring them.
Your ‘crow’ eye did wonderfully well with these!
hahaha…I hope you enjoy them.
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That looks very good but not particularly Weight Watchers friendly. I’ll have to make for a special meal. Thanks.
I too am a student of crow photography lol. Recipe looks great! Congrats on being freshly pressed!
Hahaha…at last somebody knows what I’m talking about!
I love fresh ingredients like this! yum! Can’t wait to try!
that’s real artistic, thanx for sharing
Absolutely gorgeous shots! Glad you were fresh pressed so I could find you. I love sweet mini peppers… I used to buy them at trader Joes every week. I am hoping when the season comes I will be able to find them at my local organic market. My blog is about strictly seasonal eating and I am now living in Belgium so no more Trader Joes… But your shots were so great I can still taste them!
Thank you and I will stop by your blog. I love Trader Joes too but the nearest one to me is one hour away. I like to make a weekly trip there and also stop at Whole Foods, which is close to TJ.
This looks delicious – and such stunning photos. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve got to wait an hour for my lunch and reading this is making me very hungry! Looks yummy.
Here the sun is not even up yet and I am thinking of coffee. Enjoy your lunch.
I believe that it must be very very delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Looks absolutely delish!!!
This looks amazing – love the pictures with it. Can’t wait to try.
what is the best about this post?
the pictures? the flavour? the colors? the taste? the sequence?
I am so confused. made my day….i think that shud suffice!
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Beautiful pics with impeccable composition and all of my favorite ingredients!
Thank you for your kind comments.
Vibrant post – and colours. Congratulations on being freshly pressed, from a fellow ‘presse’
Thank you so much. I will definitely stop by your blog!
The peppers look fabulous! I love using fresh colorful peppers! and your photographs are amazing!
amy klingele @ busymomswellness.com
Thank you so much. I think color goes a long way towards feeding my Crow Photography inclinations.
Actually Great! Congrats!!
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Just finished my yummy ribeye with your mini pepper salsa recipe. WOW! So good. Perfect meal. Thanks for the recipe. Great presentation. Now that I have practiced on hubby – I will make this recipe for guest.
I still have a ton of these minipeppers left – they are great as a snack.
Oh! I’m so glad. I love those things
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The peppers look fabulous I love those sweet and briny flavors, too…:)
Mmmm, I now feel very hungry! Amazing pics! Am now going to have a little catch up of you posts so far and look forward to reading more in the future 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by.
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I have to say, I encountered your blog by mistake and this was the first post I saw. I made the roasted peppers instantly! I was lucky I had some in the fridge, otherwise I would have been drooling for a while. Pics are beautiful also! 🙂
I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! We loved it.
Have MERCY that looks so good! I stumbled upon this on the “Freshly Pressed” page and I am afraid I’m going to have to explore some more. I am in the process of trying to drop about 20 pounds, but I sure can live vicariously through these pictures. 🙂
Well…my husband is such a great cook that I really struggle with my weight. But, thank you for your comments.
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I buy those peppers at every grocery trip and use them in everything. They are also good all by their- sweet- little- crunchy- selves.
Yes, they are. I love them in my salads.