I felt I had to write a blog about Melrose Peppers. They are my Hubby’s absolute favorite!! He waits eagerly every summer when they appear at our local Italian store.
You won’t find them any where else, in fact many people don’t know what they are. I’ve had women and men come up to me as I was picking them out, asking “What do you do with these?” “How do you make them?” Well the answer is very simple. You have to rinse and dry them off, then you cut the tops off and scoop out the seeds(don’t worry if you don’t get all the seeds out cause they taste good!) Leave them whole, then saute them in a hot pan with olive oil, salt and pepper, a little granulated garlic till they get nice and brown, then lower the heat and throw in a small 8oz can of tomato sauce.( Italian brand preferred). Cook them till they are nice and soft, NOT mushy.
Every time I make these the smell brings my Hubby back to his childhood when his Mom use to make them. They are not a fancy food, they are just Good!! His famous words are (“I can make a meal out of these!!”) And he does, with some good Italian bread and a plate of Melrose Peppers he’s a Happy Man!!