Melrose peppers, with their curved, tapered bodies, may look like hotter chilies, but really they are zero-heat sweet peppers. There’s not a spice to them, but that’s not to say that aren’t absolutely delicious all the same. Their sweetness – sweeter than the bell pepper – is the attraction, and their thin, leathery skin allows for both pan frying and stuffing making the Melrose a surprisingly versatile pepper in the kitchen.
You can stuff these peppers with a variety of different ingredients such as Italian sausage, ricotta, fontina or mozzarella. Then they are fried, baked, broiled or grilled.
Stuffed Melrose Peppers can be served with pasta, makes a great meal all by themselves with a nice crusty loaf of Italian bread or as a sandwich.
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