How To Roast Peppers

Why Roast Peppers?

Roasting peppers is a good way to remove the skin.

Roasting will soften the flesh of the pepper and give the pepper a rich, smokey flavor.

What Should A Roasted Pepper Look Like?

The skin should be blistered or charred.

What is Stove Roasting?

This method of roasting peppers can only be done if you have gas cooktop.

Turn the burner on high and place the pepper directly in the flame.

Keep an eye on the pepper and turn frequently using tongs.

Pepper is roasted when the entire surface is blistered or charred.

What is Broiler Roasting?

This method of roasting can be done in the oven using the highest broil temperature setting.

Line a broiler pan with foil.

Place the whole pepper on the foil and brush with olive oil.

Broil, turning frequently with tongs until the pepper is blistered or charred on all sides.

What Is Grill Roasting?

This method can be done on a charcoal or gas grill.

Brush the pepper with a vegetable oil that can withstand high heat.

For charcoal grilling, set whole pepper on a rack above ash-covered coals of a hot but dying fire. Turn with tongs until entire pepper is blistered or charred.

For gas grill roasting, use the medium-high setting.

Place the pepper on the rack and cook for 3 to 8 minutes, turning frequently with tongs.

How Do You Remove the Skin Of A Roasted Pepper?

Let the pepper cool until you can handle it with your hands.

Use a small paring knife to peel or scrape the roasted skin from the pepper.

Try not to rinse the pepper after scraping the skin off, as you will lose the best part of the smokey flavor.

How Do You Prepare A Roasted Pepper?

Remove the core and seeds of large peppers.

Save any juices from the pepper and add to the dish you are making.

Cut, chop, or process as per the recipe you are preparing.

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