What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers? Here Are The Most Delicious Pairs You Need To Know
Do you love stuffed peppers? If yes, then you’re in a treat as I try to answer the question that might be bothering you for a long time, “What to serve with stuffed peppers?”. Stuffed peppers are rich in flavor already, but pairing them with the right food and beverage makes them even more delicious.
Since I like to make stuffed peppers at home, I try to deal with this question more seriously. To give an accurate answer, I searched all possible food and beverage accompaniments online. If you’re interested to know, keep reading.
Interesting Facts About Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers is a kind of stuffed vegetable that's called differently around the world. In Spain, stuffed peppers are known as pimientos rellenos which use piquillo peppers. The fillings may vary from Manchego cheddar to cod or meat in bechamel sauce.
Stuffed peppers, also known as Bharvan Mirch, are composed of finger peppers filled with cooked meat, onions, potatoes, and other ingredients. The peppers are either cooked on a griddle or warmed on a stove until the peppers become soft.
Watch how to cook stuffed peppers for vegetarians and meat lovers in this video.
In western countries, the large green bean stew pepper is filled down with a broiled, spiced flour mixture and cooked until brown. In the South, the very large green chilies are dipped in a flour hitter and cook until brown. It might be combined with sauces and chutneys.
What To Serve With Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers are made with different ingredients. If you fill the peppers with rice, then the best accompaniments are light side dishes. Stuffed peppers made with light ingredients balance well with heavy side dishes. For a great palate experience, try any of these food and beverage suggestions:
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The first 3 accompaniments are easy to make and find, but it took me a lot of time trying to figure out what tastes are the best fit with stuffed peppers. To be honest, it's not an easy task!
So, to find out more about them, complete the form below. Not only it helps you get the best experience with stuffed peppers, but encourages me to research more, to experiment more to bring the most valuable cooking tips to you. 😉
1. Fresh Salad
If your stuffed peppers are loaded with eggs and meat, then the best side dish is a fresh salad. Some popular vegetable salads that you can serve are carrot salad, coleslaw, and spinach salad. A fruit salad is also great in balancing the fatty flavor of your stuffed peppers.
Most health-conscious people use this combination because fresh salads benefit your overall health. According to Harvard School of Public Health, fruits and vegetables offer all the nutrients you need to be fit. Best of all, the salad brings freshness to the plate.
2. Tortilla Chips And Salsa
If you like to bring a fast food feel to your stuffed peppers, consider serving them with tortilla chips and salsa sauce. My favorite is the Blue Chips which is made of organic blue corn. Tortilla Chips won’t be complete without a salsa made of tomatoes, garlic cloves, and jalapenos.
Bread is a great pair of stuffed peppers because its sweet flavor doesn’t overpower the dish. Crunchy-textured breads, like garlic bread, complement the savory flavor of the stuffed peppers. The garlicky flavor is a great addition to the spicy flavor of the stuffed vegetable. Best of all, you can wipe the extra sauce of the stuffed peppers with the bread!
If your stuffed peppers are made of light starch ingredients, then you can pump it up with some potatoes on the side. You can roast, fry, or bake the potatoes, depending on your preference. Personally, I like them fried with butter to give that crunchy bite. If all you have is a mashed potato leftover, then work with it and it'll still be good.
The best drinks that go with stuffed peppers are wine and beer. Finding the best wine to partner with stuffed peppers can be tricky since bell peppers have a unique tang and earthy flavors that might react with alcohol. While a full-bodied Chardonnay can be good pair, red wines are more enjoyable.
If you like to highlight the stuffed peppers' flavor, choose light and delicate wines. The best feature that you should look for is sweetness. The generous sweetness of wine mixes well with the natural sweetness of peppers and tames the complexity of the rice and meat.
For seafood filling, white wine may be a better choice. Beer is also a great complement to stuffed peppers. The bitterness of the beer stabilizes the sweetness of baked bell peppers.
What to serve with stuffed peppers? Well, you can choose from a fresh salad, wine, beer, potatoes, garlic bread, and the common combo of tortilla chips and salsa. For variation, you can change up the pairing from time to time.
If you have any food and beverage pairings that aren't mentioned here, please feel free to share them in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you! And please share the article if you found it useful!