Roast me…I dare you!

| May 3, 2006 | 1 Comment


Nothing is better in a sandwich than fresh homemade roasted red peppers. There is something about that sweet tenderness with a hint of crispness that just really brings flavors together. The funny thing is that I had never thought of roasting my own until my friend at The Chocolate Lotus asked me how.

Now I make them all the time. As it turns out, it’s a pretty easy process that can be done right in your oven broiler.

Here’s how:

Wash a red pepper well under cool water.

Preheat broiler to high.

Place whole pepper on a baking sheet and broil for 5 minutes. Turn pepper and continue cooking for an additional five minutes. Repeat process until all the sides are partially blackened and the pepper is fork tender.

Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, remove seeds and skin and slice into thin strands. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Category: vegetables

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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Karen says:

    Oh, I’ve never roasted a pepper before. Thanks for posting this. I’ll probably try it over the weekend. :)

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