Sweet Peppers, Ricotta and Basil Pie

TV travelogue, Sicily Unpacked, presented by art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon and Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli could have ended up being yet another programme where two old & not so wise guys got paid by the BBC for going around their favourite grounds.

Instead the charming pair managed to avoid a predictable trap. It genuinely was about art and food and lots of it was packed in. These two guys forgot about their ego and shared their respective passion with one another, and in doing so with us. Did it do anything for our knowledge of art and Sicilian food?

Hand up if you saw this BBC2 program. Now the other hand up if you remember any of the dishes. Well,  neither do I  but somehow it made me think that a trip to Sicily, a place where I never before thought I would like to set a foot on, could be a pleasant thing to do.

My personal Sicilian food knowledge still goes as far as Arancini and Lemoncello. Except, recently, as soon as I see the word Sicily, I pay a little more attention, it is how this recipe came to be enjoyed at Pebble Soup HQ's table

Sweet Peppers, Ricotta and Basil Pie

A great recipe for picnics, which uses in season ingredients

Use a packet of short crust pastry
3 roasted red bell peppers, skin and seeds removed
1 cup ricotta cheese
10 leaves fresh basil
3 eggs
300g cream
4 tablespoons grated Grana Padano cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
In a little bit of olive oil, fry the pepper till soft,
Remove from heat, wait until it is slightly cooled transfer to a bowl and add  ricotta, basil, eggs, cream and Grana Padano cheese. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Roll out the pastry and line a quiche dish, you could bake it blind for 10 minutes or "forget 'bout 'ee" and pour the mixture in bake in oven medium to high heat for 40 minutes



Anonymous said...

You have the flavours just right - roasted red pepper, ricotta and basil pie would be perfect for eating on a sun-bathed terrace overlooking the Mediterranean in Sicily!

Solange Berchemin of Pebble Soup said...

Thank you Sarah for a lovely comment

Kate@whatkatebaked said...

What a delicious, flavoursome pie! The very first holiday my fiance and I took was to Sicily- a wonderful place with many happy memories! Thank you so much for entering this into TTT!

Mich - Piece of Cake said...

I'm dropping by via TTT. I love the ricotta cheese, basil and peppers combination. Makes my hungry!

Solange Berchemin of Pebble Soup said...

Hi Kate, We are seriously considering Sicily spring time so that we can experience all the flavours first hand

Solange Berchemin of Pebble Soup said...

Hi Mich, thanks for dropping by hope to see you again



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