Roasted Red Pepper Tips

>> Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Roasting a red pepper can be intimidating. I understand. I roasted my first one the other day, but thanks to dear ole dad I have a great tip that will make it so easy you will never buy canned roasted red peppers again (not like there's anything wrong with doing that, but I feel like if you have the time, making things homemade is better).

There are two methods to roasting a red pepper (three if you have a grill, unfortunately my HUGE fire escape in my apartment wouldn't fit me let alone a grill).

First method:

  • Turn on your oven to broil
  • Brush the pepper with olive oil, then just put on a cookie sheet and into the oven
  • Turn every few minutes and make sure skin is charred on the outside (the blacker the better)
  • Once sufficiently charred, remove from oven

Second method (my preferred way):

  • If you have a gas stove, turn the burner on high and throw the pepper directly onto the flame
  • Turn every few minutes and make sure skin is charred on the outside (the blacker the better)
  • Once sufficiently charred, remove from burner

NOW HERE'S THE TIP...Put the roasted pepper in a brown paper bag and seal the top and shake the bag and all the charred skin will fall off!

Remove from bag and cut into desired slices (don't forget to remove the stem and seeds!)

If you have any tips you would like to submit I am always into way to make my life easier!! My email is in my profile.

2 comments:

Ilovetoeat May 13, 2008 at 10:11 PM  

Did you know you can roast peppers whole? You follow all the directions you gave, coate the peppers, put them under the brolier, turning them as they blacken. When all sides are black, take them out and put them in a bowl, cover the bowl, and let them steam for about 10 minutes. When they are cool enough to touch, hold the pepper in your hand and gently pull the stem, the stem, top and most of the seeds will come out with one pull. You can then, starting at the bottom of the pepper, squeeze up and the skin and the excess seeds will come out at the same time!

Ilovetoeat May 13, 2008 at 10:13 PM  

by the way, THIS IS SICK!!

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