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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Roasted Stuffed Peppers or Capsicums

My mum used to make these stuffed capsicums  back home. A simple filling of tuna and potatoes. Its usually served as a side with rice but i like these even as a snack. Even thought I make pasta or roshi or other main course dinners I make something to snack on during the night, during the fasting month.

I  rarely find the kind of light green capsicums here, until recently. It has started popping every where from supermarkets to farmers markets.  They are very mild, with just a hint of heat.

You will need:
9 capsicums or baby bell peppers
1 small onion or a shallot.
100 g potato ( peeled, boiled and mashed)
1 can tuna
Juice of 1/2 a lime
Salt and pepper

1. Cut around the stem of the pepper/ capsicum and remove the stem. Using the end of  a teaspoon,  scoop out the seeds and the white membrane. Try not to break the skin.

2. To make the filling, mix onions and lime juice and salt and scrunch up till soft. Add tuna . Heat a little oil a frying pan and cook the fish mixture till  it you get a nice aroma , taste season with   a generous pinch of pepper and  add more salt if needed. Mix in the mashed potato. Leave to cool.

3. Using your fingers  fill the  peppers with  the filling , dont fill up till they burst , leave a tiny space at the  top as the filling sometimes tend to come out while roasting.

4. Preheat oven to somewhere between 200- 250 degree celcius, moderately hot oven. Place the  capsicums or peppers in a lightly greased try  and bake till soft and slightly brown as shown above.  Make sure to turn them once.

Serve as a side dish with rice or as a snack with some tomato ketchup or chilli sauce.


  1. Tuna filled capsicums sound really marvelous!

  2. ooooh i havent had those for a looooong time. gonna have to make those soon.

  3. wow luks very tempting,mouthwatering here.have to try this.

  4. Fabulous looking stuffed peppers...yummy, regarding ur q"n about gram flour, u can use them making laddoos, curd based gravy or else pancakes with veggies..hope this helps..

  5. Hi,

    wow..lovely looking stuffed peppers...


  6. Great appetiser. I remember eating deep fried stuffed chillies when I was in Korea...really delicious.

  7. Looks delicious! Have to try using tuna to stuff, we usually just have it as a sandwich or a salad, or sometimes grilled. Very versatile!

  8. Lovely..Your filling sounds wonderful too

  9. I love stuffed peppers - these look wonderful!

  10. Oh! How interesting...tuna...will have to try this one...sounds really yummie and healhty :-)


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