This dish is a little bit of fun for the whole family as we head towards Halloween this Friday. It is a really easy dinner to make that is healthy and will really excite the kids. My three munchkins were so thrilled when they saw what I was making, Halloween is one of their favourite events of the year.
We also made Jack O’lanterns out of blood oranges and filled them with fruit salad. We scooped the flesh out of the oranges and cut the bottom off so that the orange would not roll over. I then made a fruit salad with what I had in the fruit bowl. Mackenzie, my four year old loved making these dishes.
I decided to make a Mexican pork filling, as it just seems to work well with the capsicum (or pepper for you American folk). You could fill the capsicum with beef, chicken or pork mince or stir fry, all of those ideas would work well. This is the sort of meal that everyone can enjoy making and eating together. Super fun!
- 4 - 6 yellow capsicums
- 500gr pork strips
- 1 onion, sliced onion
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 nib fresh ginger, crushed
- 6 tomatoes
- 1 zucchini
- ¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon curry powder
- ½ teaspoon chilli powder
- ¼ cup fresh coriander
- Salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Heat a large pan or wok over medium heat with the olive oil.
- Add the garlic, ginger and sliced onion, stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Chop the zucchini and tomato into cubes and add to the pan, stir fry for a few minutes.
- Add the water and all the spices, let the simmer for 10 minutes.
- In a separate pan over a medium heat add a drizzle of olive oil. Add the pork and stir fry until brown.
- Once the pork is brown add to the spicy tomato sauce and let simmer for 5 more minutes.
- In the mean time you can prepare the peppers/capsicums by cutting off the tops and remove the seeded core.
- With a sharp knife, carve out the Jack O'Lantern face.
- Right before serving add the freshly chopped coriander to the pork mixture.
- Stuff the peppers with the Mexican pork filling and garnish with fresh coriander.