Monday, July 6, 2015

How to Make Roasted Red Peppers

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A simple tutorial on how to roast sweet red bell peppers at home.


How to Make Roasted Red Peppers:  A simple tutorial on how to roast sweet red bell peppers at home.



Re-post of original from 1/7/13 (90 views 1 +1) updated pictures, edited for content and grammar, pinnable image, tweetables, other post/recipe links.
I love roasted red peppers.  I put them on homemade pizzas, sandwiches, in sauces and eat them by themselves.

Roasted Peppers make a great addition to meals & antipasti.  [Tweet this]
Roasted red bell peppers are expensive to buy so I make them myself.  It's messy, but the results are amazing.

Roasted Red Peppers are inexpensive when homemade.  [Tweet this]
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.

 How to Make Roasted Red Peppers:  A simple tutorial on how to roast sweet red bell peppers at home.

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 my regular oven broiler has been broken for a while.  It worked wonderfully and I set the timer to the dark toast picture and it was the perfect time.)


How to Make Roasted Red Peppers:  A simple tutorial on how to roast sweet red bell peppers at home.

As the peppers char they will blacken, the blacker and more burnt looking the skin the better (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 (sometimes I use a Tupperware).  Allow peppers to sit and steam for at least 1 hour until they are cool enough to handle.

How to Make Roasted Red Peppers:  A simple tutorial on how to roast sweet red bell peppers at home.

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).

How to Make Roasted Red Peppers:  A simple tutorial on how to roast sweet red bell peppers at home.

Once peeled, cut or slice the pepper into pieces of desired size or leave whole and place into a jar or Tupperware.  Cover with olive oil and store in the refrigerator or use right away.  I have kept these in the fridge for up to a week, but they will probably be eaten long before that.

How to Make Roasted Red Peppers:  A simple tutorial on how to roast sweet red bell peppers at home.



Enjoy.

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9 comments:

  1. I love roasted peppers. I cheat now having a gas cooktop and just placing the pepper straight on to the flames and letting it sit there.

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  2. This is a great tutorial, thanks for sharing your technique. I think do-it-your-self roasted peppers tastes infinitely better than the jarred variety also.

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    1. Cafe, Thanks for stopping by (and commenting)I'm really glad you liked my tutorial.

      Lizzie, it's not cheating to use a gas stove top. I rent so I don't have a choice but I'm a little intimidated just thinking about roasting over an open flame. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. This is a really good tutorial, Joy- thank you. There's just not a substitution for roasted red peppers! Pinning! :) #TreasureBoxTuesday

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  4. Roasted peppers add such a rich flavor to recipes! Thanks for joining the #funsummerfinds linkup!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  5. Kim Daniels LewisJuly 11, 2015 at 7:38 AM

    Oh Yum! I get so excited each week to see what you have been working on because it's always AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can party!!!! Lou Lou Girls

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  6. Thanks for the party Shellie. I agree roasted peppers can't be beat.

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  7. Me too Miz Helen. They don't last long around me that's why I learned how to make them :) Thanks for the party.

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  8. Thanks, Kim. That's really nice (you are making me blush). Thanks for the party :)

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