Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pesto Corn Grilled Peppers

You Will Need
1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups tightly packed fresh basil
2 tablespoons sunflower kernels or walnuts
4 garlic cloves
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
4 cups whole kernel corn
4 medium sweet red, yellow or green peppers
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional

What to Do
1. For pesto, combine 1/2 cup of oil, grated Parmesan cheese, basil, sunflower kernels and garlic in a blender or food processor; cover and process until blended. In a skillet, sauté red pepper in remaining oil until tender. Add corn and pesto; heat through.

2. Halve peppers lengthwise; remove seeds. Place, cut side down, on grill over medium heat; cover and cook for 8 minutes. Turn; fill with corn mixture. Grill 4-6 minutes longer or until tender. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

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