Sauteed Onions and Peppers with Curry (super side dish or turkey burger topper!)

1 Dec

On its own or with rice, these mildly curried vegetables are a worthy side dish!

On its own or with rice, these mildly curried vegetables are a worthy side dish!

The post-Thanksgiving self-flagellation and sporadic attempts to lose five pounds (okay, ten) before Christmas have begun.

In the skillet wilting into sweetness.

In the skillet wilting into sweetness.

Combined with the need to use up the very last of the Restoration Farm peppers of the season (oh sadness!), I came up with this spin on sauteed onions and peppers that was most delicious just on its own, but would also make an excellent topper for sauteed chicken breast or a turkey burger (I personally think turkey and curry are very complementary flavors).

Do not be tempted to skip the sugar. It helps to caramelize sauteed and stir-fried vegetables, and adds depth and mellowness to the curry flavor which can be rather flat and metallic-tasting without it.

On its own or with rice, these mildly curried vegetables are a worthy side dish!

On its own or with rice, these mildly curried vegetables are a worthy side dish!

Curried Onions and Peppers

2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

1 Cup mixed red and green peppers, sliced thin

1 Cup onion, sliced thin across the grain (it doesn’t fall apart this way)

1 clove garlic, minced (optional)

1 pinch sugar

1 tsp mild curry powder

1 pinch salt

Heat olive oil in a medium skillet at medium until fragrant. Add peppers and onions and optional garlic. Add pinch sugar, stir to combine and sauté at medium low until the vegetables are very tender. Add curry powder and pinch of salt and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until the flavors have incorporated. Serve with rice or on top of sautéed chicken breast or turkey burgers.

You may also like:

Curried Cauliflower (modified aloo gobi)

Baked Chicken Tenders with Curry

Easy Stir-Fried Vegetables

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6 Responses to “Sauteed Onions and Peppers with Curry (super side dish or turkey burger topper!)”

  1. Karen December 2, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Love the idea of adding curry to the peppers and onions.

  2. sybaritica December 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    Nice with pork chops I would imagine 🙂

  3. Mad Dog December 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    That sounds great and should work well on lots of meat dishes 🙂

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