Another absolute cracker from the Hairy Biker’s ‘Veggie Feasts’ cookbook – couscous stuffed peppers! I’ve always wanted to try stuffed peppers as it seems like a really obvious thing to serve a vegetarian. To be honest, I’m not quite sure why I haven’t in the past but when I was flicking through this scrumptious cookbook I just couldn’t resist trying this recipe out. Not only did the picture of them look amazing, but the ingredient list included some of my favourites…
The Hairy Biker’s meals are substantial, delicious and full of SO much flavour (you only need to look at their Artichoke & Fennel Paella I made the other week!) This ‘couscous stuffed peppers’ recipe in particular has both artichokes and cinnamon in, which are two ingredients I don’t often cook with in main meals. I was genuinely intrigued as I was making it, and it made me much more excited than other stuffed pepper recipes that I’ve come across previously (that’s perhaps why I haven’t thought to make them before).
I decided to rustle this up on Saturday night and whilst there was quite a lot of bowls and utensils spread across the kitchen sides, this was actually a straight forward recipe. Now I’ve made it once I’m sure I could whip these up again as a healthy, mid-week meal. Given that it was our Saturday night dinner, I served alongside a salad and roasted sweet potato – it certainly was plenty of food to fill us up. I’d also consider making these couscous stuffed peppers as a dinner party starter – perhaps one half for each guest – which in this case would cater for 8 people.
This definitely makes me excited to try the other vegetarian recipes in the Hairy Biker’s ‘Veggie Feasts’ cookbook and I’ll keep you updated on here with how I get on!