When I came home from work the other day and set up to, well, work, I discovered that my home internet wasn’t working. And to make matters worse, tech support was closed. So, I worked offline for a bit (getting a ton done!) before going to bed early. The next morning I woke up early and found that my internet still wasn’t working. Joy.
But then I really did find joy in the situation. I got up, read for a little while and then started working on a few new recipes and techniques in the kitchen. Before I knew it, I had several dishes done, had fed the kids and myself and it was 9 a.m., when tech support opens again.
I cannot tell you how great it felt not to be tethered to the internet or my computer for those hours. It makes me want to take time away from it on purpose. Actually, I really know that I should.
One of the things I was working on that morning was these Grilled Roasted Red Peppers. It’s a super easy technique that doesn’t heat up the kitchen and does produce juicy, sweet, smoky peppers. Oh, they are so good — perfect for sandwiches, sauces, on salads and so much more (and no, not all the uses begin with ‘s’!).
How to make Grilled Roasted Red Peppers:
Start with a hot, hot, hot grill. Place the peppers directly on the grates and close the lid. Let them cook for about 5 minutes, then flip them. Let them cook about 5 minutes more. Then flip them again to any spots that are still red.
Once they are good and charred, remove them from the grill and let the peppers cool. They will deflate as they do.
Peel away the charred skin and, if desired, rinse in cool water. Finally, cut away the stem and seeds. Slice the peppers as desired. Enjoy!
Next week, I will be sharing a favorite way to use these peppers.