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Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

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There’s a way to a man’s heart, ladies. It happens to be under this recipe for Marinated Roasted Red Peppers. That’s right, a Sweetheart Ribeye. And let’s be honest, this might be the way to a woman’s heart, too, so pay attention. ♡ ♡

A bowl of red bell peppers, roasted and marinated


This meal is fit for your King or Queen this Valentine’s Day.

I made this meal for one person and one person only…my husband. He works so hard and does so much for me and my family. His favorite meal? A nice, juicy ribeye steak cooked medium rare.

Valentine’s Day is also a big deal for us…it is the anniversary of when he asked me to marry him.

So we are pulling out all the stops for this romantic meal. (And yes, it is still romantic if I make him grill his own steak.)


Fresh red bell peppers next to a bottle of wine and pink roses


I am a firm believer that the best meals are created at home. This one is no exception. With the help of The Fresh Market we are able to create a special dinner at home with the finest ingredients. I mean this cut of beef speaks to my heart.

Find your The Fresh Market store here. 

To prepare our Sweetheart Ribeye we simply seasoned this beautiful cut of meat with sea salt and black pepper. Then it was quickly seared on a hot grill to medium rare. Hard to mess with perfection!


A butterflied heart-shaped ribeye steak on parchment paper


From seasonally fresh produce to exceptional meat and seafood, signature baked goods and carefully curated organics, all the foods you love are waiting for you at The Fresh Market.

This entree is a Premium Choice Sweetheart butterflied ribeye that is hand cut for you by The Fresh Market butchers. We like to call it Love at First Bite.

Click here for more ideas on a romantic Valentine’s Day at home.


Roasted red peppers marinating in garlic and olive oil


To make this ribeye extra special for my husband, I wanted to create a special steak topper from roasted red peppers.

Here are the steps you need to take to create Marinated Roasted Red Peppers:

  1. Turn your broiler on high. Place the red bell peppers on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven.
  2. Let the peppers blister and char. You need to rotate them every 3 or 4 minutes. Be sure to broil the top and bottom, too.
  3. Once the red peppers are roasted all the way around (they will be black, no worries), toss them in a bowl and put a lid on the bowl. Let them cool completely.
  4. Carefully peel the skins away from the peppers. They will slip right off.
  5. Remove the seeds and stem from inside the peppers.
  6. Slice the roasted red peppers into strips and stir in the olive oil, garlic, red wine and other ingredients. (Get the complete recipe at the end of this post.)
  7. Now, let the roasted red peppers marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  8. ENJOY!


The Fresh Market also has fresh flowers and a wonderful wine selection. You can’t have a romantic evening without flowers + wine, right?


A jar filled with pink roses and assorted flowers, with a bottle of wine and baked brie in the background


While the peppers are marinating, enjoy the Take + Bake Brie from your trip to The Fresh Market. Wrapped in pastry and topped with almonds and apricot jam, this ooey-gooey appetizer is the perfect starter.


The cheese counter at The Fresh Market - Take + Bake Brie


Looking for more special Valentine’s Day Ideas?

Heart Shaped Red Velvet Pancakes

Sweetheart Brownie Bliss Dessert

Marinated Cheddar Cheese Appetizer


The tender sweet and savory peppers are a simple topping that is irresistible. Plus the marinating sauce of wine and olive oil is an excellent sauce on the steak. Delicious!


A medium rare ribeye topped with marinated sweet red peppers


How are you celebrating this Valentine’s Day? We would love to hear your favorite special recipes in the comments below.


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5 from 7 votes

Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

A delicious sweet roasted red pepper topping or side dish. Made with sweet bell peppers that have been charred, marinated in olive oil and red wine. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 50 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 4 Red bell peppers
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Red wine
  • 1 Clove Garlic Chopped
  • Sea salt To taste

Cook That

  1. ers in a baking tray and place under the broiler. 

  2. Roast the peppers until they are charred and blisters. Turn every 3 Minutes to cook on all sides. Total time is approximately 15 Minutes.  

  3. Place the roasted peppers in a bowl and cover with a lid. Let cool completely

  4. Peel the charred skin away from the peppers. Remove seeds and stem.  

  5. Slice the peppers into strips or bite sized pieces. Toss with remaining ingredients. Let marinate for at least 30 Minutes. 

Nutrition Facts
Marinated Roasted Red Peppers
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3740IU75%
Vitamin C 152.2mg184%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen
    February 5, 2018 at 11:19 am

    That ribeye is perfect – such a great meal for valentines day! Those peppers look superb!

    • Reply
      February 5, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      My husband’s favorite meal! Thanks, the peppers turned out fabulous.

  • Reply
    February 5, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Perfect tutorial for making roasted red peppers. And that heartshaped steak couldn’t be any cuter!

    • Reply
      February 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      I love these peppers, I hope you have a chance to try them. Thank the butcher’s at The Fresh Market for the heart steak. Too cute!

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    Kate | Veggie Desserts
    February 5, 2018 at 11:26 am

    What a lovely idea to roast the peppers until charred and then marinade them. I can’t wait to try!

    • Reply
      February 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you, Kate! Hope you love them, so easy and delicious.

  • Reply
    February 5, 2018 at 11:51 am

    I want to eat at your house! That steak looks awesome!

    • Reply
      February 5, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      You have a standing invitation, Leslie. 🙂

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    Monica | Nourish & Fete
    February 5, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    This truly looks like the perfect date-night-at-home meal! I totally agree with you that the very best meals happen at home, and also love making special dinners for my hubby. I probably need to do it more often – hard with a toddler around, as I’m sure you know! 🙂 But this one is worth pinning and making time for for sure!

    • Reply
      February 5, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you, Monica! This one wasn’t too much trouble, and I even let him grill his own steak. So there ya go. 🙂

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