Sunday, March 9, 2014

How to Chop a Pepper

I used to hate chopping green peppers.  They’re so round and unruly – such impudent little vegetables.  But then I learned a method to quickly and easily chop them into nice, uniform pieces. 

First you chop off the tops and bottoms.  Set them aside.

Then you insert your knife into the body of the pepper, sever the “ribs,” and remove the inner ball of seeds.

Cut along one side of the pepper and lay it out flat.  Simply slice it into strips...

...and, if desired, dice the strips into even pieces.

Finally, chop the top and bottom as evenly as possible.  They’re not going to be as perfect, so if that matters, just reserve them for some other purpose.

So, how did I use the green peppers in my Week 1 Happy Box?  In soup!  Chicken, smoked sausage, tomatoes, onions, carrots and perfectly diced green peppers, simmered in homemade bone broth.  


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