Artichokes with Roasted Pepper Coulis

Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
4

A combination of flavors that is sure to delight. Roasting the vegetables brings out their best. Simple but intense, a sure favorite.

Ingredients

2 red bell peppers
2 yellow bell peppers
8 garlic cloves
1 pt. cherry tomatoes
8 baby artichokes, steamed
5-6 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Salt and ground pepper
Slivered lemon zest
 

Steps

1. Roast peppers over an open flame until blackened. Transfer to bowl and cover with plastic wrap; cool.

2. Meanwhile, arrange garlic and tomatoes on baking sheet; toss with 1-2 tbsp. oil. Roast in 400°F oven 40 min., until tender.

3. Peel peppers and discard seeds. Puree red peppers with 2 tbsp. oil, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 1⁄2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Repeat with yellow pep­pers.

4. Per serving, spoon some of yellow coulis onto plate; drizzle some of red coulis on top. Arrange artichokes and roasted tomatoes and garlic over coulis. Garnish with lemon zest.
 

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