Three Ways to Use One Red Pepper in One Night
1. Finely chop one-third of the red pepper. Sprinkle over one avocado that has been sliced and arranged on a plate. Drizzle whole affair with olive oil and lime juice, and add just a dash of black pepper.
2. Coarsely chop one-third of the red pepper. Toss into chicken broth liberally flavored with garlic and a bit of smoked bacon. Add coarsely chopped oyster mushrooms, scallions and fresh ginger. A few chopped shrimp and some basil added just before the soup was dished up didn’t hurt either.
3. Chop remaining third of the red pepper. Saute in sesame chili oil with a chopped baby zucchini. Serve over white rice.