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Spicy Baked Mushrooms & Peppers

Ingredients

Serves 4 (as a starter)

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

250g chestnut mushrooms, wiped and stalks trimmed (larger mushrooms can be halved)

1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into (approx) 4cm pieces

3 tblsp olive oil

1 fat clove garlic, crushed

Generous pinch dried bay leaves

½ tsp paprika

½ red chilli pepper, de-seeded and finely chopped (to taste)

A few stems of fresh thyme, leaves only

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (180C in a fan oven)

Mix the olive oil, garlic, bay leaves, paprika and chilli in a large bowl.

Add the mushrooms and red pepper to the bowl and toss together to coat thoroughly.

Pour everything onto a baking tray and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, (turning halfway) until the mushrooms and peppers are golden at the edges.

Add the fresh thyme leaves, season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with crusty bread.