How to prepare
- Roast whole peppers over an open flame on the stove, or in a charcoal grill or close to the oven grill, until they are browned on all sides. Place to one side to cool for 5 minutes in a covered bowl.
- Peel peppers and remove seeds. Cut in half lengthwise, place in bowl, add the rest of the Ingredients for Peppers, and let soak for one hour.
Place the couscous in a bowl and add 2 cups of warm water. Let soak for about 10 minutes. Drain off any remaining water and add olive oil, olives, shallot onions and salt and pepper. Mix and spice to taste.
How to prepare pepper rolls
Lay out sliced peppers on your work surface. Place a small mound of prepared couscous in the middle of each pepper slice and roll into a cigar shape.
Place rolled peppers on a serving dish and pour over the remaining marinade.
Recipe courtesy of Amir Calfon, Head Chef, Carmel Forest Health Center and Spa