Common in Italian cooking, this food item consists of sweet peppers sauteed in olive oil. The Italian Sweet Pepper is a common pepper to use for making this food dish, but any variety of sweet pepper can be served. Typically, the Peperonata may include ingredients such as sweet peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and herbs (basil), capers, and olives. After being prepared, the Peperonata may be served hot or cold. As a hot food, it is often served like a condiment for use as a meat, pizza or pasta topping. When served cold, it can be used as a stuffing for omelets or simply served as an antipasto.
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