Festive Pepper Bundles

Lemon peppery butter peps up pretty, colorful pepper packages. Use them to perk up your favorite meats.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Pepper Bundles

12
fresh chives (at least 6 inches long) or green part of green onion, cut into thin strips
2
medium red bell peppers
2
medium green bell peppers
1/3
cup water

Lemon-Pepper Butter

1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

  • 1 Place chives in shallow dish. Pour enough boiling water over chives just to cover; let stand 10 seconds so chives become pliable. Drain well; set aside.
  • 2 Cut each pepper into eighteen 3x1/4-inch strips (there may be extra strips; reserve for another use). To form each bundle, place 3 pepper strips side by side on center of chive. Top with 3 more pepper strips (alternate colors if desired). Tie chive around bundle. Repeat with remaining pepper strips and chives.
  • 3 Heat all Lemon-Pepper Butter ingredients until butter is melted, stirring occasionally; set aside.
  • 4 Carefully transfer bundles to 10-inch nonstick skillet; add water. Heat to boiling; boil about 1 minute or until crisp-tender. Remove bundles to small serving plate, using slotted spoon or pancake turner; drizzle with Lemon-Pepper Butter. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

No lemon-pepper seasoning? Use black pepper for a slightly different taste.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
56%;
Vitamin C
89%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.