Saturday, June 21, 2008

Grilled Antipasto Salad

This recipe for two is easily modified for multiples by adding extra peppers. Quick and tasty and can be used as an appetizer, salad or side dish; Shown here with Stuffed Mozzarella Grilled Chicken Breasts and Baked Potatoes.

Ingredients - Recommended2 Red Bell Peppers
1 Green Bell Pepper
2 Orange Bell Pepper
2 oz Sun-Dried Tomatoes (marinated)
2-3 Artichoke Hearts (8-10 marinated quarters)
5 Tbsp EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
2 Tsp Chili Sauce (minimum)
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper

Preparation Directions
Slice peppers into 8ths and again in halves (bite size pieces), Place in bowl and set aside. Julianne the Sun-Dried tomatoes and set aside. Quarter the artichoke hearts and repeat (8ths) and set aside.
Sauce Mince three garlic cloves and place in small mixing bowl, add EVOO, Chili Sauce, Balsamic Vinegar, Salt and pepper (Fresh Ground) to taste
Whisk and set aside.

Cooking Directions
1. Heat up BGE to 500 degrees (open flame works just fine)
2. Place peppers directly on grill (recommend you use a grill topper or vegetable basket)
4. Grill for 15 minutes and don’t worry about the pepper skins getting black
4. Remove from grill and place in bowl and cover with towel for 5 minutes
5, Uncover and remove all blackened skins by pinching them and they will slide right off (or if you prefer you can leave on the toasted skins)
6. Add the artichoke hearts (do not drain) and the Sun-Dried Tomatoes (do not drain) and place in pepper bowl
7. Pour on Sauce, mix and serve immediately