'bell peppers' on Serious Eats

In Season: Bell Peppers

After a most unfortunate cooking accident involving a ton of jalapenos and me not properly washing my hands after slicing them (you do the math), I came to love the less traumatizing bell pepper, which can be had at its freshest in these later months of the year. The veggie is native to Mexico, Central America, and northern parts of South America, but you'll of course have no trouble picking up a few at your local grocery store or produce market. Perfect for everything from stir-fries to tacos (learn how to chop them here), it's always a good idea to have a few in the fridge, just in case. More

Dinner Tonight: Curried Udon Noodle Stir-Fry

I've gone a little noodle crazy. Though I've done my fair share of Italian pasta dishes over the years, it wasn't until the past few months that I started eating Asian noodles with abandon. I guess I finally realized a simple sauce and vegetables works just as well for udon as it can for spaghetti. This recipe from The Kitchn is one of the better ones I've found recently. More

Dinner Tonight: Breakfast Sausage, Home Fries, and Eggs

It's not often, but sometimes I just need to revel in greasy diner fantasy with only meat, eggs, and fried potatoes involved. The trick is to get as many ingredients as possible fried in the sausage fat. Apparently Emeril shares this fantasy with me. This recipe adds a slight Creole twist to this diner classic. A little green bell pepper gives it a nice freshness, and the sprinkling of Creole powder adds some kick. More

In Season: Bell Peppers

Photograph: sling on Flickr As summer comes to a close and we kiss the warm, carefree days of summer goodbye, we can console ourselves with a whole new crop of early fall vegetables perfectly ripe and in season. One of those fall treasures is the bell pepper, which hit their peak during the months of August and September. Originating in South America in 5000 B.C., universally popular bell peppers are a member of the nightshade family, which also include potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants. The color bell pepper you choose will bring a unique taste to the table: the green and purple bell peppers have a somewhat bitter flavor, while the red, orange, and yellows are sweeter and almost fruity.... More

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