Sauteed Veggies Appetizer - Perets

Sauteed Veggies Appetizer – Perets

Sauteed Veggies Appetizer Recipe

Simple appetizer called Perets, made with sauteed veggies, such as carrots and peppers. The name means pepper in Russian . Can’t tell , why the appetizer got the name, but some say it’s after an imported canned food that was quite similar to this , except it was made with bell peppers stuffed with sauteed carrots . Have to admit Perets is one of my most favorite sides to rice , noodles or fried /mashed potatoes. I remember my mom making these sauteed veggies in a large pot, she’d can Perets for wintertime, when fresh veggies were out of season and comfort food was the most preferred during cold winter.

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Sauteed Veggies Appetizer - Perets


Sauteed Veggies Appetizer - Perets

2 lbs carrots, cleaned and washed , cut into strips

2 ½ -3 lbs bell peppers , I also use chili peppers ,

Cut into strips

2 medium onions, finely chopped

½ cup olive or canola oil, I mixed both

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

Fresh herbs : parsley, cilantro about half a bunch of each

Sauteed Veggies Appetizer - Perets

2 tbs red pepper paste

4 oz tomato sauce

Salt, black pepper to taste

I also add a bit of curry powder

4-5 bay leaves

Sauteed Veggies Appetizer - Perets


Sauteed Veggies Appetizer - Perets

Sauté onions until translucent

Add the carrots, stir and cook 5-7 minutes

Stir in peppers , cook another 7-9 minutes or until the veggies are slightly tender, don’t overcook !

Mix together pepper paste and tomato sauce and pour over the carrot -pepper mixture

At this point you can add the rest of your ingredients: garlic, bay leaves, herbs, salt and pepper

Reduce the heat to low and cook another 7-10 minutes

You can pour Perets into sterilized jars, boil in water 20-25 minutes and can to save for month

Or simply pour in glass or plastic containers, let cool down and save in fridge for month

Bon appetite!

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Sauteed Veggies Appetizer - Perets