Friday, October 29, 2010

Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Mount Olive Roasted Red Peppers

Mount Olive Roasted Red PeppersI love roasted red peppers as a pantry ingredient. Of course you can roast your own red peppers, and the freshly roasted peppers are fantastic when you have the time. But when you don't have that much time, using roasted red peppers in a jar is quick and the jarred peppers are amazingly flavorful. My normal grocery store carries two brands of jarred red peppers, but these Mount Olive Roasted Red Peppers are so much cheaper than the other brand and so consistently good that I decided it's time for me to add them to my list of Kalyn's Kitchen Picks, where I rave about products that I love enough that I'd happily buy them over and over.

Just in case you are looking at that jar and wondering how I'd use this type of roasted red pepper, here are some recipes from the blog that use them. If people have other ideas for using these tasty morsels, please chime in with a comment!

Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers:
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Italian Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper, and Hot Pepper Flakes
Spaghetti Marco Polo

Salads with Roasted Red Peppers:
White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Salad with Roasted-Tomato Basil Dressing
Warm or Cold Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Capers, and Basil Dressing
Yellow Tomato Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, and Mint
Chicken Pesto Salad with Roasted Red Pepper and Peas
Easy Pesto Pasta Salad with Olives and Roasted Red Peppers
Pasta Salad with Italian Sausage, Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Olives

Sauces with Roasted Red Peppers:
Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Aioli Sauce
Grilled Garlic Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli Sauce

Soup with Roasted Red Peppers:
Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper
Goulash Soup with Red Peppers and Cabbage

Stew with Roasted Red Peppers:
Crockpot Black Bean Stew with Roasted Red Peppers, Chicken, and Cilantro
Spicy Red Fish Stew

Vegetable Dishes with Roasted Red Peppers:
Greek Style Roasted Mushrooms with Red Pepper, Oregano, Mint, and Feta

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  1. I like to use the Mount Olive brand too... I've come across some brands of roasted peppers that were too charred and just had a strong char taste... These are definitely better!!

  2. With goat or feta cheese stuffed inside chicken breasts!

  3. Val, thanks for confirming that this brand is great! I've always had good luck with them.

    Susie Bee, great idea!

  4. I've never seen this brand, but I always keep some roasted red peppers in the pantry. My favorite way to use them is to turn them into pesto.

  5. roasted reds are also terrific in a gazpacho, and I try to keep them on hand for when the mood hits.

  6. Lydia, maybe this is a western brand but I see them in all my stores here. Never made pesto with red peppers, great idea.

    Jennifer, yum! This would be great in gazpacho.

  7. I like adding minced jarred red peppers to tomato sauces and chili. They sort of melt right in and add some sweetness.

  8. Rachel, great idea! I can imagine how this would bump up the flavor.

  9. Mt. Olive is a North Carolina brand (and made in a small town in NC of the same name). I love Mt. Olive pickles!

  10. Tool Princess,
    Fun to hear where they come from! I haven't seen the pickles but will watch for them.


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