Friday, April 5, 2013

Basque Vegetables

I am always looking for new ways to spice up vegetables.  Simple steaming with salt and pepper  with variations of oregano, basil, garlic and onions gets a little old after a while.  Thmye is an underused spice, in my opinion, so I am playing with it, and I came upon something delicious!

{Basque vegetables}

I decided to call it "Basque" because it has the spice and tang of Spanish cooking along with vegetables from that area.  As the recipe is made (and located below), it was a bit spicy for me; the hubby loved it--said it was perfect.  So remember--you can always add more!

{Frying the chili flakes gives it more flavor}

{Adding onions and garlic}

Basque Vegetables

Serves 6

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 medium onion, sliced lengthwise
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-15 oz can diced tomatoes (or 2 fresh tomatoes)
3 each peppers, sliced lengthwise
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Parsley for garnish (optional)
  1. Heat oil in cask iron skillet; add chili flakes and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add onions and garlic; cook until translucent.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
What do you do to spice up your vegetables?  I'm all ears (and stomach!)

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