Barbecued Capsicum with Egg and Pecorino by Ross Dobson and Rachel Tolosa Paz
Barbecued Capsicum with Egg and Pecorino by Ross Dobson and Rachel Tolosa Paz
Barbecued Capsicum with Egg and Pecorino by Ross Dobson and Rachel Tolosa Paz
Barbecued Capsicum with Egg and Pecorino by Ross Dobson and Rachel Tolosa Paz

Barbecued Capsicum with Egg and Pecorino by Ross Dobson and Rachel Tolosa Paz


Ingredients

This is a novel and colourful way to cook eggs and capsicums (bell peppers). The capsicums should be soft and tender, so give them some time alone on the barbecue before cracking in the eggs.

For a slight variation on this recipe, lay a thin slice of provolone over each egg instead of using pecorino.

4 medium red capsicums (bell peppers)
8 eggs
90 g (1 cup) finely grated pecorino
1 Tbs coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

Method

Cut each capsicum in half lengthways, remove the stalks, seeds and white membrane and discard.

Preheat a barbecue hotplate or grill plate to high.

Place the capsicum on the barbecue and cook, turning frequently, for 10–15 minutes – you want the capsicum to be soft, but not too charred.

Turn the capsicum so they are cut side up, crack an egg into each half, then close the lid of the barbecue and cook for 8–10 minutes, until the eggs have set.

To serve, sprinkle over the cheese and parsley, and drizzle over the olive oil.

Credits: The Food of Argentina: Asado, empanadas, dulce de leche and more by Ross Dobson and Rachel Tolosa Paz. (Smith Street Books, November 2018 - AU$ 49.99, NZ$ 59.99).

Photo Credits: Photography © Rachel Tolosa Paz | Food styling © Vanessa Austin