About Food – Apyrpylchapa

Apyrpylchapa is a dish from Abkhazia region made with marinated sweet peppers, walnuts and herbs. Similar versions are made in other regions of Georgia, especially in western Georgia.

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Ingredients for filling: 6 large, sweet red peppers, 200 grams of walnuts, 1 tbs Ajika (click here for a recipe), 2 cloves of garlic, 1 onion, 10 grams of fresh parsley, 1 tbs of dried hot red pepper, 3-4 tbs of white wine vinegar, 50 ml of water, 10 grams of fresh green coriander, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

Ingredients for marinade: 2 tbs of oil, 5 tbs of white wine vinegar (or pomegranate juice), 200 ml of water, 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp of sugar, 1 level tsp of dried hot red pepper, 1 clove of garlic, and 1 tsp of salt.

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Preparation (marinade): Thinly slice 1 clove of garlic and add to a pan, together with 1 bay leaf, 1 level tsp of dried hot red pepper, 1 tsp of sugar, and 1 tsp of salt.

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Add 2 tbs of oil, 5 tbs of white wine vinegar (or pomegranate juice) and 200 ml of water. Bring to the boil.

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Slice the peppers in half and remove the seeds. Add to a bowl.

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Pour on the marinade and leave for 30 minutes.

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Preparation (filling): Finely chop the fresh green coriander and parsley and add to a mortar, together with 2 cloves of garlic. Crush and pound the herbs and garlic.

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Grind the walnuts and chop the onion. Add to a bowl, together with the crushed coriander/parsley/garlic, 1 tbs of dried hot red pepper, 1 tbs of ajika, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference). Add 3-4 tbs of white wine vinegar, and 50 ml of water and mix thoroughly.

Nuts ajika and other ingredients - Copy

Once the red peppers have marinated for sufficient time (at least 30 minutes), spread the filling on each slice of pepper.

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Serving: Serve cold. We garnished ours with a little parsley.

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Enjoy your Apyrpylchapa!

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