I’ve been trying to expand my horizons lately and, as I’m not the best cook, this has inexplicably been in trying to devise my own recipes for things. I entered a competition with BBC Good Food a while back with a particularly lovely tart, but have not heard back yet so in the meantime, I’m also entering a recipe competition being run by British Turkey and Peppadew. The aim of the competition is to create delicious and innovative dishes using Peppadew peppers and turkey and while my recipes are perhaps not the most innovative, I’m up for a challenge!
To start me off, the lovely people at British Turkey sent me diced turkey, turkey steaks, turkey mince and some mild Peppadew and this post is my first entry, Turkey, Rice and Peppadew Stuffed Peppers.
Turkey, Rice and Peppadew Stuffed Peppers
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 Shallots, chopped
450g Turkey Mince
10 Peppadew Peppers, roughly chopped
1 tsp Garlic Paste
1 tsp Tomato Puree
1 tsp Chicken Bovril
Black Pepper to taste
1. Preheat to oven to 180C
2. Cook the rice
3. Fry the shallots gently in the Olive Oil until they are soft
4. Add the garlic puree
5. Add the turkey mince and brown it off
6. Add the wine (no exact measurement – I added up to the level of the turkey) and chopped Peppadew
7. Add the Bovril, tomaote puree and pepper
8. Slice the top of each pepper and clear out the seeds and pith – retain the lids!!
9. Mix the cooked rice into the mince and stuff the peppers, packing the rice in tightly
10. Put the peppers on a baking tray or – handy tip, a cupcake tray – and bake in the oven until the peppers start to darken around the edges.
11. Serve with a side dish of your choice
So there you have it. I was quite impressed with myself and really enjoyed the peppers with a small side salad (you’ll have to excuse my photography!):
Closing date for the competition is 14th May, see the British Turkey website for more info.
Note: I was provided with samples of turkey and Peppadew for the purposes of this recipe. The invention is mine and all other ingredients were provided by moi!