About Food – Sweet Peppers with Walnuts

In this recipe we will show how to make a popular Georgian dish of walnuts and spices wrapped in sweet peppers. It is quite spicy so you may want to reduce the quantities of spices or omit some.

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Ingredients: 5 sweet peppers, 150 grams of walnuts, half tsp dried Blue Fenugreek, three quarters tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of ground red pepper, 1 bay leaves, 1 tsp dried marigold, 3 cloves of garlic, 3 tbs of white wine vinegar, 2 tbs of oil, salt and pepper.

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Preparation: Grind the walnuts and garlic together (we used a meat grinder).

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Add the crushed walnuts and garlic to a mixing bowl and add the spices, salt, one and a half tbs white wine vinegar and 3-4 tbs of water.

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Mix thoroughly until the mixture looks like the picture below.

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Cut each pepper into two or three parts depending on the size of the pepper.

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Remove the seeds and stalks.

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Boil water in a deep (preferably cast iron) pan. When the water has boiled, add salt, half tbs of oil, half tbs of white wine vinegar and 2 bay leaves. Then add the sweet peppers. Boil the peppers until they become flexible. This can take between 7-12 minutes depending on the thickness of the sweet peppers.

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Carefully remove the cooked peppers and add a drop of oil and white wine vinegar and a little black pepper to each cooked pepper before stacking them in a bowl. Cover the bowl and leave for 10-15 minutes.

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Put a generous amount of the walnut mixture in each of the sweet peppers as per the picture below.

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Carefully fold the pepper over the walnut mixture. Leave for one hour before serving.

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Serving: Serve cold. They are particularly delicious when eaten with Mchadi (Georgian cornbread). See recipe for Mchadi here.

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Enjoy your sweet peppers with walnuts!

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6 Responses to “About Food – Sweet Peppers with Walnuts”
  1. dogdaz says:

    Colors alone are great. Can’t imagine taste.

  2. I love red peppers! Such a distinctive taste.

  3. James in San Francisco says:

    Hello all!

    I just made these today. If you like hot, you’ll love the kick – it’s very unique to me (though I don’t often eat Georgian.. til now). My advice on anyone making it: toss in the peppers when you’ve reached a rolling boil. Cook them until they’re soft – I did mine for 15 minutes and I still had trouble rolling them up. Only when they’re really soft can you roll them like Bassa did.

    Regarding mashing the walnuts: If you don’t have a meat grinder, put the walnuts in a bag, wrap the bag with a rag and then pound it.

    Thank you Bassa for your website. My friend Marina got me interested in Georgian food and I plan to use your recipes now!

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