The time for a new recipe has come! I will show you how to do your own marinated chili peppers. If you are a spicy food lover – you will definitely adore this one.
It’s something that my grand mother used to prepare for my grand father – he loves chili peppers. He always eats them with the same sparkle in his eyes as probably the first time he tried them. He seriously loves them – especially when he is combining them with his favorite beans stew and fresh bread… mmmm…… When I was a child – I never even wanted to try them, but I was definitely intrigued.
Now, I am not so young anymore and the love for chili peppers grew up with me as well. I LOVE hot food. These peppers are so easy to be prepared and the result is always very satisfying.
If you don’t like chili peppers – you can do the sweet peppers version.
Let’s go through the recipe.
- 200 gr chili peppers ( I personally used 4 different types, so it's totally up to you what sort of peppers you are using - it works fine with all of them)
- 1 carrot
- 1 bunch of fresh parsley
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 150 ml olive oil
- 75 ml balsamic vinegar
- a pinch of salt
- a touch of maple syrup
- Roast the peppers in the oven - 5-15 minutes depending on their size (they need to cook through and to become completely soft)
- Take them out and cover them with all of the listed ingredients and mix
- You want your parsley and carrots to be finely chopped
Yes, it is that simple. Spicy food opens up your appetite and it’s a natural aphrodisiac.
Chili peppers are rich in antioxidant plant compounds that have been linked with various health benefits. Most notable is capsaicin, which is responsible for the pungent (hot) taste of chili peppers.
The peppers have been associated with several health benefits. They may promote weight loss when combined with other healthy lifestyle strategies, and may help relieve pain caused by acid reflux. (Thanks to Health Line)
The way the balsamic and the maple syrup add to the flavor is that they balance out the heat, adding some sweetness to your chilies. It’s what carrots are there as well – they also add a nice crunch. The parsley freshens up the whole picture and the olive oil just blends everything in one. And about the garlic… ooohhh that smell…. it’s really beautiful. You can feel these from miles away.
If you can’t eat them all at once, which will probably be the case, you can transfer them into a jar and keep it in the fridge for weeks.
I really hope that you enjoyed this post and that you will try those lovely chilies – it’s worth it.
Have a nice day guys and see you soon 🙂