313: Piperade

We watched a bit of television when we were in Ireland. It’s interesting to see what kinds of things entertain audiences in other parts of the globe. While I was showering one morning, Farmergirl watched a morning show that was a series of really random things, including a game show where the players don’t realize they’re on the game show. The one fellow who did know, was riding a bus, and singing “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round” and the object was to get others to join him in the song. Another game featured children wearing helmets and cardboard racing cars around their middles, who ran from room to room in a race, while a platoon of adults hurled custard at them. The whole set was quickly a slippery yellow mess. The whole show was full of vignettes like this.

Anyway, a more cogent show, later in the evening, was on the RTE, called Trish’s Paris Kitchen. Trish moved from Belfast to Paris 20 years ago, and fell love with French cuisine. She’s since written nine cookery books on the topic, and has the show. On this particular episode, she made, amongst other things, Piperade, which, at four this morning, when I couldn’t sleep any more, I made for an early breakfast.



Jen’s version of Piperade:

4 Red peppers, sliced thin
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tin of whole tomatoes 28 oz.
2 dried chili peppers

Saute the red peppers and garlic in the olive oil for about 5 minutes, add the tomatoes, their juice, and the chilis. Coarsely chop the tomatoes with the end of your wooden spoon, in the pan. Bring to a boil. Drop to a simmer, and cook about 20 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt and Pepper to taste. Serve with scrambled eggs.

Piperade.  Michael thinks it could use some dark leafy greens on the side.

Piperade. Michael thinks it could use some dark leafy greens on the side.

He might be right . . . but then it’ll look like an African flag on the dish.

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