Food52's Best Red Pepper Recipes Showdown: Vote For The Best Dish

09/10/2010 02:29 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

For the past year, readers have been voting in weekly showdowns of reader-submitted recipes on a given theme. The winning recipes of each week will end up in Food52's upcoming cookbook, along with bios of the people who submitted them (Food52 explains the process in simple detail here).

Food52 and its co-founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs have invited HuffPost Food readers to vote on the contest for week 1 (of the second year).

Week 11's showdown is for the best red pepper recipe.

Check the finalists out below, and vote for your favorite here.

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Onion and Red Pepper Confit

Photo: Melanie Einzig

Amanda and Merrill's notes onOnion and Red Pepper Confit on

This smoky, sweet and sour concoction has myriad uses: as drbabs says in her headnote, it would be great on crostini or over fish; we also think it would be killer with roast pork. The longer you cook the confit, the more the onions, garlic and peppers melt into each other, so that eventually it's hard to discern what's what -- and as a whole, it's delicious. We used sweet smoked paprika, but if you're looking for a kick, go for picante! - A&M

View the Onion and Red Pepper Confit recipe here.

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Corn and Cilantro

Photo: Melanie Einzig

Amanda and Merrill's notes on Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Corn and Cilantro on

If you took all of the ingredients in this soup, threw them into a pot and cooked them together, you'd end up with a pretty delicious result. But Oui, Chef takes the soup to a new flavor planet by enhancing each component. He roasts the tomatoes, peppers, shallots and garlic until they're smoky and charred. He toasts the corn in a pan with thyme and wraps it with butter. And he brightens a cilantro oil with splashes of sherry vinegar. By the time you're done and have all the parts assembled beautifully in a bowl, you have a dinner party star and a soup that you'll want to savor the next day for lunch. - A&M

View the Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Corn and Cilantro recipe here.

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