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Roasted Mozzarella & Garlic Stuffed Peppers

ADAPTED FROM WEBER GRILL MANUAL

This is a great grilled appetizer for a summer afternoon on the deck! The sweetness of the red peppers combines with the smooth mozzarella and savory garlic for a perfect snack that pairs well with a cold craft beer or glass of red wine.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut Italian bread into cubes, about one cup. In a pinch, you can use your favorite croutons in place of the bread and skip to step 3.
  2. Saute the bread cubes in a little olive oil with one clove of chopped garlic, until golden brown. Drain on cubes paper towels, set aside. Transfer garlic pieces to mixing bowl.
  3. Add cubed mozzarella, torn/chopped basil, salt, pepper to bowl and mix with garlic pieces. Press remaining clove of garlic into mixture, add cooked bread cubes and drizzle with a little more olive oil. Mix well.
  4. Slice red bell pepper in half (top to bottom) and remove membrane and seeds. Lightly brush outside of peppers with olive oil and place in grilling basket/skillet (with holes). Fill peppers with cheese mixure and grill (cover down) with indirect medium heat.
  5. When done, peppers will be tender and cheese mixture will be melted, about 15 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

Red Bell Pepper

Fresh Mozzarella cheese, cubed

Italian bread

2 cloves garlic

Fresh basil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Extra virgin olive oil