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How to roast Piperies Florinis (Greek Red Roasted Peppers)

Roasted Piperies Florinis

The method for roasting peppers is the same for any kind of peppers, but I have chosen Piperies Florinis, which are red sweet peppers, named after the prefecture of Florina, where they are cultivated.

collage roasted red pepper piperies Florinis

Before giving my recipe, I wish to explain the easiest method for roasting peppers.

There are many ways you can roast them but I think the simplest is in the oven.

Piperies 2

Alternatively you can roast them on charcoal, which is the best, as they get the smoky taste, or on an open gas flame, which I do not have.
Preserved Piperies Florinis

How to roast Piperies Florinis (Greek Red Roasted Peppers)

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo red sweet peppers (Florina type)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For preserving them:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • salt
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped (optional)
  • A pinch of oregano or thyme  (optional)

Directions:

  1. Wash the peppers and after draining excess water brush them with the olive oil and place them in the oven at high temperature 220 degrees Celsius  until their skin blisters. Watch carefully so they do not burn and turn them over, once.
  2. Place the roasted peppers in a plastic bag and seal for 5 – 10 minutes and allow them to sweat.
  3. Open the bag and remove stems, peel, remove and discard the skin, seeds and any veins.
  4. When they cool put them in jars or in a Tupperware, airtight vessel. Add salt, wine vinegar, garlic, herbs and  olive oil until they are covered.
  5. They can be preserved for a long time, so long as they are covered with olive oil

The first thing I made was a side dish, very easy to prepare and very tasty.

Roasted Red Peppers with Feta

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for 4

  • 4 preserved peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 medium sized onionos, finely chopped
  • 1 large ripe tomato, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 100 grams of feta or goat cheese, cut into cubes
  • ½ cup of parsley, finely chopped
  • A pinch of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A couple tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. Sauté the onions in a non stick frying pan, add garlic and sauté as well. Add vinegar and mix, add tomato and cook for a few minutes.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and finally add feta and mix.
  3. Finally, remove from heat and add the parsley and paprika and serve on top of the preserved peppers.

Jar of roasted red peppers
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8 Responses

  1. Rosie

    What a lovely post and a great read as normal. I love roast peppers they are so sweet to eat. Your dish sounds so good with Feta, onions, peppers etc mmmm

    Rosie x

  2. Lulu Barbarian

    This looks great, Ivy. We can only find the jarred piperies florinis here, but I can tell your topping would really dress them up too.

  3. Bellini Valli

    How did I miss so many of your posts sis. I guess I am just catching up:D These peppers sound so flavourful. I would never have thought to prepare them and preserve them in this way for future use:D

  4. Núria

    I love roasted peppers Ivy, they are such a nice and fresh treat in the summer hot days! Love to mix them with roasted eggplants, tomatoes and onion – these four roasted ingredients are called Escalibada here… sooooooo good!

  5. Kalyn

    How delicious. I’ve just tried roasting red bell peppers for the first time and really enjoyed them. But this sounds so much more interesting.

  6. Ivy

    Hi Kalyn, I am glad you enjoyed them.

  7. Jude

    There are so many possible uses for roasted sweet peppers.. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  8. Ivy

    Hi Jude and thanks for visiting.