Roasting capsicum on the grill is easy and you get great results. Grill, steam, and peel the capsicums ahead if you like then arrange in baking dish and gently reheat before serving. Choose large, blocky capsicums to get the best results from this recipe.
Stuffed Capsicum are found in many cuisines, each having a different filling making them distinct to each. This version is the Persian-style.
Escalivada is a typical preparation of Catalan cuisine that consists of several types of grilled vegetables, such as eggplants, sweet red peppers, red tomatoes, and sweet onions. Once well cooked on the grill, those vegetables are peeled and sliced in strips, the seeds removed, and seasoned with olive oil and salt, and sometimes with garlic as well.
Homemade roasted capsicums definitely have a superior flavour to those that are store-bought. Their distinctive flavour adds a sweetness to any dish they are used in.
This dish is a great example of Provencal cuisine with its beautiful flavour of herbs, capsicum and olives.