2. Halve the peppers lengthways, remove and discard the white core and seeds, then lay the peppers, cut side up, in a greased baking dish. They should fit snugly.
3. Peel the garlic, slice it finely and put a few slices in each halved pepper, together with a little salt, a pinch of hyssop leaves and 1 tbsp (15 ml) oil. (If you are using anchovies in olive oil, use this oil, as it adds extra flavor.) Halve the tomatoes — there's no need to peel these small tomatoes — and tuck them into the peppers. Bake in the oven until the peppers have almost collapsed and are full of juice.
4. Either drain the anchovies, if in oil, on paper towels, or if in brine, rinse and dry them. Roughly chop the anchovy fillets and stir 1 tsp (5 ml) into each of the peppers. Return to the oven for 10 minutes, then serve.
Reprinted with permission from Jekka's Herb Cookbook by Jekka McVicar, Firefly Books, 2011
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