I found these lovely peppers at the vegetable stall the other day and thought of a nice recipe (after talking about it with Billy).
Ingredients (serves 4)
500 gr rigatoni pasta (or whichever type you like)
3-4 long, red peppers
1 pack of fetta cheese
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
chopped fresh parsley
some mushrooms, chopped
Grill the peppers in your grill for about 25 minutes, turning them once halfway through, so that both sides are almost charred (but not). In a frying pan lightly fry the garlic in olive oil and add the chopped onion and chilli flakes. When the onion is nice and translucent, add the mushrooms and stir them gently until they’re cooked. Turn it off and set it aside.
Boil the pasta in salted water for as long as your pack suggests (or until you’re happy with it). While that is boiling, take out the peppers from the grill, take them gently and put them on a flat surface (a plate is good). Gently pull out the stem and grab the skin and peel them slowly. You’ll find that the skin comes off very easily. Cut up the peeled peppers and keep them in the plate with their juices.
Drain the pasta and return it to the saucepan or a large bowl. Add the mushroom/onion mix with all its juices. Add the peppers with their juices, the chopped parsley and, finally, crumble the fetta in as well and give it a good stir so that the fetta pretty much melts in the pasta. As the fetta may be salty, taste it before adding any more salt. Lovely.