Green Peppers Stuffed with Lampuki – Bżar aħdar mimli bil-Lampuki

Ingredients

4 large green peppers

150g cooked rice

25g tomato paste

finely chopped parsley

2 eggs lightly beaten

oil

300g cooked lampuki

50g onions

25g chopped olives

water

salt and freshly ground pepper

a mixture of basil and mint leaves finely chopped

Method

  1. Cut the top of each pepper and remove the seeds.  Wash and leave to drain.  Keep the pepper tops.
  2. Peel and chop the onions.
  3. In a large frying pan heat some oil and fry the onions till they become golden brown.  Add the tomato paste and water and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked rice, olives, parsley, seasoning, herbs and the flaked lampuki.  Pay special attention to remove all fish bones.  Finally add the eggs.  Continue simmering for a further 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Preheat the oven.
  6. Fill the green peppers with this mixture.  Put the tops on each pepper.  Put peppers in a baking dish.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven for about 60 to 75 minutes.
  8. This dish can be served either hot or cold