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Red Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Yield 16 20-oz. portions

Ingredients

  • 36 ct. Markon Medium Green Peppers, sliced lengthwise and trimmed
  • (Recipe) Red Quinoa with Egg and Vegetables

    Ingredients

      • 3/4 c. Primo Gusto Extra Virgin Olive Oil
      • 1 lb. Vidalia Onion, small dice
      • 1 lb. Markon Jumbo Celery, small dice
      • 1 Tbsp. Chopped Garlic
      • 1 qt. GFS Red Quinoa
      • 2 ct. Trade East Bay Leaves
      • 16 ct. GFS Large Eggs
      • 1 lb. Markon Medium Zucchini, small dice
      • 1 lb. Markon Yellow Squash, small dice
      • 1 lb. Eggplant
      • 1 lb. Markon Cauliflower Crumbles

      Preparation

      Wash hands. Wash all fresh, unpackaged produce under running water. Drain well.

      1. Place 1 oz. of olive oil in a heated rondeau. Add the onions, celery and garlic. Sauté until vegetables are tender. Add 2 qt. of water, quinoa and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer. Cook until tender, stirring frequently. Add a small amount of water to adjust consistency, if necessary, or if the quinoa is not cooked and unfurled. Remove bay leaves.

      2. Break the eggs into a stainless-steel mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk until blended. Place 1 Tbsp. of olive oil in a heated, nonstick sauté pan. Add the eggs. Stir with a heat-resistant rubber spatula. Chop into small, bite-sized pieces. CCP: Final internal cooking temperature must reach a minimum of 145°F, held for a minimum of 15 seconds.

      3. As needed, add oil to a heated, nonstick pan. Sauté the zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant and cauliflower. Season to taste with salt and pepper. While still hot, add the vegetables and eggs to the quinoa. Mix until well blended.

      4. Place the quinoa mixture in full 2” stainless-steel hotel pans. Refrigerate. Let cool uncovered. Stir occasionally. Cover, label, date and refrigerate for future service. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below.

    9 lb. (Recipe) Red Quinoa with Egg and Vegetables
  • (Recipe) Parmesan-Lemon Breadcrumbs

    Ingredients

      • 2 lb. GFS Panko Breadcrumbs
      • 1 lb. Primo Gusto Grated Parmesan Cheese
      • 1/2 c. GFS Canola Oil
      • 2 ct. Lemon, zested (yields 2 Tbsp. chopped fine)

      Preparation

      Wash hands.

      Combine all ingredients in stainless-steel mixing bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover, label, date and refrigerate for future service. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below.

    8 oz. (Recipe) Parmesan-Lemon Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 c. Trade East Parsley Flakes

Preparation

Wash hands. Wash all fresh, unpackaged produce under running water. Drain well.

1. Place 1/4“ of water in the bottom of 3 2” stainless-steel hotel pans. Divide the peppers between the pans. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover tightly with foil. Place in a heated 350°F oven and cook up to 30 minutes or until tender, but still firm to the bite. Remove foil. Pour off excess water. Let cool uncovered in refrigerator.

2. Scoop 4 oz. of chilled red quinoa mix into each chilled green pepper half. Each pepper should weigh 6 oz. when finished. Spread containers out on parchment-lined sheet pans. Place 4 peppers in each container. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of breadcrumbs and 1/4  tsp. of dried parsley over the top of the quinoa before covering. Refrigerate until needed. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below. Store in a single layer.

To Reheat:

Microwave: Remove lid. Cook on regular cycle until warmed through. 

Oven: Remove lid. Place container on a metal sheet pan. Bake in in a heated 300°F oven for 30 minutes, or until warmed through. CCP: Final internal cooking temperature must reach a minimum of 165°F within 2 hours.