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- Makes 4 stuffed pepper halves
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These eye-catching stuffed pepper boats are packed full of good-for-you ingredients and drizzled with a homemade hot sauce. Potatoes, corn, and onion make a luscious filling that’s enhanced with spicy serrano chile and aromatic ginger. Sprinkle each half with fresh cilantro and sunflower seeds for a delicious dish you can serve alongside good bread and a fresh salad. And if you prefer the slightly sweeter taste of red bell peppers, feel free to swap in any color pepper that you like.
From Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
- ½ cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
- ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion
- ¼ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon very finely chopped serrano chile
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 yellow bell peppers
- ¼ cup sunflower kernels, toasted
- 1 large tomato
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1½ teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In a saucepan combine potatoes and enough water to cover. Bring to boiling over medium; reduce heat. Simmer about 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Let potatoes cool. Mash potatoes.
- In a small saucepan combine corn and 1 cup water. Cook over medium 5 to 7 minutes or until corn is tender; drain. Add to mashed potatoes with the onion, bell pepper, lime juice, half of the garlic, serrano chile, ½ teaspoon salt, and the ginger. Mix well.
- Halve each yellow bell pepper lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. Divide potato mixture among bell pepper halves; sprinkle with sunflower kernels. Place filled peppers in a shallow baking dish; cover with foil. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until peppers are soft when poked with a fork.
- For Homemade Hot Sauce, place tomato in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Transfer tomato puree to a small saucepan. Add cayenne pepper, the remaining ½ teaspoon sea salt and half clove of garlic. Bring mixture to boiling; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes more.
- To serve, drizzle Homemade Hot Sauce over pepper boats. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.