Stuffed Cherry Peppers
- SERVINGS: MAKES 2 DOZEN
This is an easy antipasto to make ahead and have on hand for company.
- 24 sweet or hot cherry peppers
- 5 cups wine vinegar
- 24 anchovy fillets
- 48 capers
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- About 2 cups olive oil
- Sliced Pecorino cheese and baguette toasts, for serving
- Slice off the stems of the cherry peppers and discard. Scrape out the ribs and seeds. In a ceramic or glass bowl, cover the cherry peppers with the vinegar. Weight down the peppers with a plate and refrigerate overnight.
- Drain the peppers; save the vinegar for another use. Stuff each pepper with 1 anchovy fillet and 2 capers. Pack the peppers into a glass jar. Add the fennel seeds and enough olive oil to cover the peppers completely; refrigerate. Serve with Pecorino cheese and toasts.
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