Double Pepper Bean Pot

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Appears in
Food of the Sun: A Fresh Look at Mediterranean Cooking

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1995

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Chillies and sweet peppers are from the same Capsicum family and have natural flavour affinities, for chilli is about not only heat but taste. This dish can be served as part of a mezze, as a vegetable with a main course - it is particularly good with grilled fish - or as a vegetarian main course with rice.


  • 450 g/1 lb red kidney beans
  • 2 bay leaves
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Soak the beans overnight in cold water. Boil hard for 10 minutes, then change the water. Add the tied bouquet garni of bay leaves, celery and thyme. Then cook for about 1 hour, until just done. Drain and discard the bouquet garni, but reserve the cooking liquid.

Preheat the oven to 150°C