A simple tutorial on how to roast sweet red bell peppers at home.
pizzas, sandwiches, and eat them by them selves. I have found that they can be quite expensive to buy at the store so I make them myself. It is messy but the the results are amazing. This tutorial is for people, like me, who do not have gas stoves (apparently you can char the pepper skins directly over the flame).
Start with whole, clean red bell peppers.
You can roast just 1 or as many that will fit on your baking sheet. Place them in the oven as close to the broiler as possible and broil for a few minutes until the skin chars, flip the peppers and repeat on all sides. (I used my toaster oven because I only wanted to roast 2 peppers. It worked wonderfully and I set the timer to the dark toast picture and it was the perfect time.)
(this adds great flavor and makes the skins easier to peel off). Take out of the oven and immediately place the hot peppers into a zipper bag and seal. Allow peppers to sit and steam for at least 1 hour until they are cool enough to handle.
Now for the messy part. Using your hands and a knife or fork, pull off the stem and squeeze out the seeds. Then begin to peel the charred skin off the peppers (the knife or fork helps pull up the skin so you can get your fingers under it to peel).