All around the Mediterranean red peppers flourish, and their gorgeous colour & sweet flavour can be found highlighted in many rustic stews with onions, garlic and spices, often topped with a fresh egg poached right in the sauce. On the North side, Pipérade (or Piperada when spiked with the hot Espelette pepper in Basque country) and it’s variants run from Spain to Italy. On the South coast, Shakshuka, with a touch of fiery harissa and topped with eggs, is a favourite from Morocco to Israel.
With bushels of local sweet Shepherd peppers overflowing in the neighbourhood Portuguese and Italian markets, now’s the time to take advantage. My version will feature thick chunks of hot Italian sausage (or eggplant), bit of crumbled local goat feta (optional) and plenty of crusty bread to mop it all up.
vegan: no egg or cheese
with organic egg & feta
(all prices tax-in)
#vegan & #GF options available
We’ll also have fresh pie from the wood ovens at Dufferin Grove!
Len Senater is the founder and proprietor of The Depanneur, who happily cooks for his friends and neighbours every Tuesday night.