Roasted and Marinated Chili Peppers (Lyuti Chusnki) is a delicious homemade preservation you can enjoy all winter long. This spicy and fragrant marinade keeps Bulgarian pepper‘s shape and juiciness to perfection. Slices of juicy multi-colored

Roasted And Marinated Chili Peppers

Roasted and Marinated Chili Peppers (Lyuti Chusnki) is a delicious homemade preservation with a bright aroma and savory taste, widely used for shopska salad.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Bulgaria
Keyword: Peppers
Servings: 4


  • 10-12 peppers of your choice Jalapenos are ok too
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced or pressed
  • a bunch of fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp apple vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • sea salt


  • In a bowl prepare the marinade by mixing vinegar, honey, olive oil, and whisk them well. Then add the garlic, chopped dill and carrots and mix.
  • Add salt to taste and set marinade aside.
  • Roast the peppers on your stove or using barbeque, for a minute on each side. Just enough the flesh to gets soft and turn black with grill marks.
  • When ready add the roasted peppers into the marinade and cover the bowl for a few hours.
  • You can transfer them into jars and put them into a pan with hot water. Cover them with lids, bring the water in the pan to a boil over low heat and thus sterilize the billet for 25 minutes.
  • Serve with some bread and Bulgarian salami Lukanka or use for shopska salad.

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