Prosciutto-Wrapped Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Grilling

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Stuffed Cherry Peppers

[Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

Hot cherry peppers, filled with ricotta and provolone cheeses, are wrapped with prosciutto and cooked on the grill.

  • Yield:Makes 20 peppers
  • Active time: 20 minutes
  • Total time:50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 20 hot cherry peppers, stemmed and seeded
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
  • Type of fire: two-zone indirect
  • Grill heat: medium-high

Directions

  1. 1.

    In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta, provolone, and basil.

  2. 2.

    Stuff each pepper with cheese mixture. Wrap each stuffed pepper with one slice of prosciutto.

  3. 3.

    Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange the coals on one side of the charcoal grate. Place wood chunk directly on coals. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate. Place stuffed peppers on cool side of grill, cover, and cook until prosciutto has browned and pepper has softened slightly, 20-30 minutes. Transfer peppers to serving tray, let cool for 5 minutes, then serve.