|Ripe orange bell peppers... halve, remove stalk and seeds,..cook for 3 mins in boiling salted water and drain well|
|The base for the filling, onions, garlic, carrots, onions, celery, rutabagas..process small then saute in a little olive oil adding water or stock until tender|
|Add herbs of choice..dried oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary & etc. and allow to marinade overnight|
|Make a marinara* sauce (*wine optional) and add some sliced mushrooms, use this as the base for the dish, add the cooked bell pepper halves|
|Top with the cooked turkey and vegetable mix..pile high|
|Top with fresh basil leaves and cheese (optional)|
|to be baked, covered in a preheated 350f oven for 30-40 mins..serve with couscous or cooked brown rice|
This is a wonderful and light, gluten-free dish (if served with rice instead of couscous), and you may substitute any ground meat other than turkey, but if using chicken use dark meat for a moister finished dish.
You can also add cooked brown rice to the turkey filling and or raisins..for a more Sicilian flavor.