Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Grilled Stuffed Pepper - with Tuna and Rice

grilled pepper with tuna


I have used panch phoron in this recipe. Panch phoron is a Bengali spice mix used as a base flavoring in most of the recipes. It has a colorful blend of flavourful seeds: the green of fennel seed, black mustard and nigella seeds, golden fenugreek and buff-coloured cumin seeds .  I was a bit skeptical about using this spice mix with Tuna initially, but it's sweet aroma brings forward the flavors of fish and veggies added to the dish so well I didn't have to add any other strong smelling spices . 

Preparation time : 25 minutes
Cook time : 30 minutes
Serves : 3 to 4


grilled pepper with tuna and rice


Ingredients :
  • Bell Peppers ( I have used green, red and yellow)
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1 lb. tuna
  • 1/4 cup of corn kernels and peas ( You can use any veggies of your choice)
  • 1/2 tbsp panch phoron
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp oil/ butter
  • Salt, as required


Preparation :
  • Pressure cook the rice, keep aside. Wash and cut the the tuna steak into 1" cubes. 
  • Wash the bell peppers thoroughly, pat dry. Next cut the top off peppers 1 inch from the stem end, and remove seeds. 
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. add a tsp of salt to the boiling water , then add peppers and boil for about 2 to 3 minutes or until their flesh slightly softened. Make sure to keep peppers completely submerged in the water . Drain, set aside to cool.

  • Heat a tbsp of oil/butter in a non stick skillet,  add panch phoron , when it starts to sputter, add the chopped onion and fry till translucent.
stuffed pepper

  • Next add the corn kernels and peas and fry for covered for 2 to 3 minutes, next add the fish pieces , add salt and pepper and fry till the fish is fully cooked. Next add rice , chopped cilantro and 1 tbsp lemon juice , mix well and let cook covered for 2 minutes on low flame until all the flavors blend together. Keep aside and let cool.
  • Next fill the peppers with this mixture, top it with shredded cheese.

pepper stuffed with tuna and rice

  • Set the oven temp. to Broil. Place the bell peppers on a oven safe tray and Broil for 25 - 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool.
  • This is generally served as a dish by itself, not with curries. You can have it according to your preference.



grilled pepper



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40 comments:

  1. Have I told you I love your blog... big fish lovers in our house and now here is a stuffed peppers lovers dream like us too! thankyou for posting delicous!

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  2. Great recipe dear,makes me drool..colorful and inviting.

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  3. Your daughter is very lucky to taste all these yummy foods..


    valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  4. Lovely Sonali but I don't think I can find the panch phoron here at Malaysia, maybe the garam masala will be the nearest I can substitute it with.

    Thank you for your great comments on my recipes, appreciate it very much. What a way to meet via blogging but am glad I did.

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  5. Wow very innovative. yummy dish dear.

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  6. Sonali, thanks for all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog dear- please continue to do so - I cherish each comment that comes my way :)
    I like your stuff bell pepper idea - I make these with other stuffings - I am sure if I ate fish, I would try every one of your wonderful recipes :)

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  7. Yumm,such a tempting and drool-worthy....

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  8. Wow... what a beautiful and tasty treat that is!
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  9. Thank you very much for your visit to my blog and for so kind words !!!
    Your blog is delicious with very nice photos !!!
    Greetings

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  10. Lovely idea....very cute and shud have been yummy too...

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  11. Thats one wonderful and yummy spread.

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  12. Thanks for visiting and leaving all those nice comments.....
    do stop by..

    Incredibly beautiful stuffed peppers and a must try for me... being from Kerala I am an ardent fish fan:)

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  13. Thank you for visiting my blog...please consider following! I mainly eat fruit and vegetables but I haven't given up seafood! Your recipes look and sound delicious!

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  14. Never tried stuffed peppers with fish filling. Looks delicious Sonali...

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  15. Just drooling here, am an addict to stuffed peppers, seriously am hungry now..

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  16. never tried this..very innovative..

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  17. That's a wonderful stuffing that you used :-)

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  18. OHh- I love stuffed peppers and the filling you used here must be a treart for fish lovers- good one :)

    US Masala

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  19. Lovely and colorful platter..stuffed peppers looks super good.

    Aaha Oho

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  20. I am drooling here.Love the idea of stuffing tuna and rice inside the peppers.

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  21. This is such a delicious way to incorporate fish into an already delicious dish. I love this idea of stuffed peppers! Thank you so much for visiting my blog as I am thrilled it led me to yours. You have such delicious looking recipes.

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  22. How come are u so innovative with fish recipes... Lovely colorful platter and stuffing

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  23. The color makes your dish very appealing. It looks and sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  24. you know, i havnt eaten too many seafood dishes, but by coming to your blog after all your posts,
    it opens my eyes to soooo many variations of sea-food goodies, that my mind has been blown !

    i swear, ive probably book marked a handful of pages on your blog already,
    i love it ! (:

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  25. Irresistible stuffed peppers!!! Drooling here :)

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  26. I love peppers, and with stuffing all the better! Looks really delicious!

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  27. looks delicious and nice presentation :)

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  28. Oh man...those stuffed peppers look absolutely scandelicious. Want!

    Thanks for swinging by psdeepdish@blogspot.com :)

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  29. interesting recipe...loved the clicks and presentation!!

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  30. You have a great site. The only downside to this recipe is the panch phoron. Don't know where to get it.

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  31. What a wonderful idea.... and thanks:)

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  32. Awesome stuffed bell peppers!! Wat a lovely coincidence that even i made a similar dish around the same time!!!

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  33. wow Sonali...very nice idea and very nice presentation as well.

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  34. Those peppers have roasted so beautifully with a yummy stuffing:)

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  35. thanks a ton to all of you for your lovely lovely comments !thanks for visiting my space n your continued support !

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  36. Hi Sonali,
    I like your blog! Your recipes are inspiring. I like the idea of stuffing peppers with fish and rice.
    Take care...
    Ayse

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