Friday, December 16, 2011

Celery And Salmon Stuffed Sweet Mini-Peppers

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Mini sweet peppers are available in abundance during Summer. But about a month ago when I tagged along with DH to go shop @ Costco, I was pleasantly surprised to find bags of these cuties. MIL was also with us and she was asking me to prepare a nice and spicy treat for snacking.

I set out to make this appetizer/snack without a clue of what I wanted to stuff these peppers with. I just built this dish up just like how one builds a resume. So whatever I had in the fridge and freezer ended up as a stuffing -- A lone celery stick, a few chopped onions, cherry peppers,a stale bread slice and a few frozen salmon fillets. How did it turn out? Yum-O, if I have to say so myself. LoL

  • 13-15#s Sweet Mini-Peppers
  • 3 Palm-sized Salmon Fillets, cleaned and dried on paper towels
  • 4 or less/more B&G Hot Cherry Peppers, roughly chopped (I always have them in stock. I am addicted to these)
  • 1 Celery Stick, thinly sliced
  • 4-5 Tbsp Chopped Onions
  • 1 Slice Stale White-Bread, toasted and crumbed
  • Cracked  Black Pepper, as needed
  • Salt for taste
  • Olive Oil for cooking
  • Sprinkle cracked pepper and salt on the fillets. 
  • In a thick bottomed saute pan, add little oil and sear the salmon on both sides, 2 minutes per side. Do not fully cook the salmon. They will have a chance to get fully cooked when they are stuffed into the peppers.
  • Cool and crumble the salmon. Set aside.
  • Clean the peppers.Keep the crown intact,slit the peppers without completely cutting them open. Remove the seeds and membranes using a spoon. 
  • Chop the hot cherry peppers. 
  • In the saute pan, add little oil and saute the chopped onions, celery and hot cherry peppers. 
  • Switch off the stove. Transfer the crumbled salmon to the pan. 
  • Add the bread crumbs and mix well.Add salt and pepper if needed. This is the stuffing. 
  • Stuff the peppers with this filling. Add 2-3 tbsp of oil to the pan.Brown the stuffed peppers in the pan, 3-4 minutes per side. Close the lid and cook until it starts to wrinkle. 
  • Flip the peppers gently from side to side until there are brown spots. 
  • When they peppers start to wrinkle and there are plenty of brown spots on the pepper it is an indication that its done.. 
  • Enjoy this filling peppers as an appetizer or a snack! 

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  1. I saw these at Costco too!....was very tempted ....but didnt get them ;((...stuffing with salmon looks tempting...make for a whole meal by itself!...yum!

  2. Wow..I can't take my eyes from the stuffed peppers..Such an amazing filling gone into the beautiful peppers..Nice recipe.

  3. Lovely idea... I love stuffed peppers and the idea of using salmon is yummy..:))

  4. You are so creative! These look great and I like the size of the little sweet peppers. I can't wait to pick some up and try this!

  5. Love the salmon to buy some peppers now.

  6. Cant take my eyes from those stuffed mini peppers,stunning clicks..


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