Here's How Stanley Tucci Seasons His Roasted Peppers

A comforting presence on the big screen, Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci has spent decades bringing fan-favorite characters to life. In the kitchen, Tucci has also brought simple recipes to life. Leaning into his Italian roots, Tucci prefers to indulge in the foods that filled his childhood, which include pasta and lots of olive oil. The author of two cookbooks and a food-centered memoir, "Taste: My Life Through Food," Tucci has long been sharing his love for Italian cuisine (via The Guardian).

Tucci's cookbooks are not the only way the actor shares his love of cooking, and his mesmerizing Instagram videos of him cooking pasta and whipping up delicious cocktails have become a saucy phenomenon of their own. According to Parade, during the lockdown of 2020, Tucci's wife, literary agent, and Emily Blunt's sister, Felicity Blunt, asked him for a cocktail which Tucci obliged in his trademark calming style. His assistant posted the video on Tucci's Instagram and the rest is history. Tucci and Blunt have been indulging his followers with delicious recipes ever since.

Tucci's love for olive oil and 'fatty sausage'

In his most recent upload, Stanley Tucci posted an Instagram video in front of his backyard grill and showed his fans how he roasts his bell peppers. He began off camera by blackening his red bell peppers on the grill until the skins are charred. After the peppers cool, he peels off the burnt skin and puts the peppers in a jar with olive oil, garlic, and salt. In a two-for-one tutorial, he also explains on camera how he roasts long sweet peppers. He heats sliced peppers on the stove in a cast iron skillet with onions. Once sauteed, Tucci will add a nice fatty sausage to the pepper and onion mix. Tucci also likes to use seasoned ground pork to make sausage rolls, a nod to his wife's childhood, perĀ YourHomeStyle.

A food from his childhood, and one of the foods Stanley Tucci can't live without, good quality olive oil is an easy way to elevate the flavors of otherwise simple ingredients like bell peppers. Sometimes simplicity is best when it comes to food, and Tucci's problem with Italian-American cooking is in the non-embracement of pure flavors.