Roasted Peppers with Anchovies

by Dorothy Reinhold on September 18, 2013

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Impossibly sophisticated as a stand-alone elegant appetizer, or mind-blowing alongside a simple piece of fish and pile of wilted greens, this recipe is a winner any way you employ it.

Fall’s perfectly in-season red peppers are wonderful here, and the new Sweet Kapia peppers – the pepper responsible for Hungarian paprika – is an absolute star in this dish.Roasted Peppers with Anchovies on Shockingly Delicious

Recipe: Roasted Peppers with Anchovies

Summary: Simple, stunning and utterly delicious, these Roasted Peppers with Anchovies are perfect for entertaining because they’re easy and served at room temperature.


  • 4 Sweet Red Kapia Peppers
  • 3 fat garlic cloves
  • 1 large heirloom tomato
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt or sea salt
  • Garnish (optional): chopped fresh parsley or basil


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.Roasted Peppers with Anchovies on Shockingly Delicious
  2. Cut peppers in half, lengthwise, and remove stem, seeds and any large membranes or veins. Place pepper halves on a baking sheet.Roasted Peppers with Anchovies on Shockingly Delicious
  3. Slice garlic very thinly and arrange slices within pepper halves. Cut tomato into eighths and place one tomato piece in each pepper half. Finely chop anchovies and scatter the bits into peppers. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Drizzle peppers lightly with olive oil and toss on a pinch of salt.Roasted Peppers with Anchovies on Shockingly Delicious
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. They will be cooked but should still hold their shape. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Serve at room temperature.
  5. Serves 4.


This is a slight adaptation of an old recipe from Elizabeth David’s “Italian Food.”

Sweet Kapia Peppers

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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: Italian
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce sent the peppers for recipe testing.  The heirloom tomato came from Tutti Frutti Farms in Lompoc.

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