How To Roast Peppers At Home
If you are wondering how to roast peppers, there's actually a few ways
to do it. You can do in the oven, under the grill or broiler or over a flame
(gas or barbeque).
personally find roasting peppers in the oven most convenient. However
many people prefer the grill or flame method because the flesh of the
pepper remains more firm and less "cooked".
The choice is
Once cooked, I usually like to marinate them but they
have a myriad of uses.
But first, here's how to roast peppers.
How To Roast
- Pre-heat the grill to high or
if you are using the oven, pre-heat this to
the whole peppers on a baking tray and roast in the oven for
20 to 25 minutes until the skin has become slightly blackened and
loose. If you are using the grill or a hot flame this will take less
time but you will need to keep a close eye on the peppers.
- Now remove
the peppers from the heat and place in a polythene bag (a freezer bag
is ideal) or in a bowl covered with clingfilm. Leave to cool
at least 15-20 minutes.
- Once cool, the skin on the peppers can be
peeled off easily with a sharp knife. Also remove the stem, membrane
To Do With Your Roast Peppers?
Roast peppers are a great ingredient in sauces, salads, pizzas, soups
particularly like to marinate them. It's a delicious way to
them and also means that they will keep for days after roasting.
Here's how to do it.
can play around with this roast peppers recipe with different herbs.
and thyme are good and dried herbs work well too.
of dried herbs in place of the fresh basil. You can also cut
or omit the garlic if you prefer.
For this recipe, you will
2 Roasted Peppers, different colours
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
3-4 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons of fresh basil, torn
- Once roasted, cut the peppers into thick strips
and place in a bowl.
- Add the garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and
herbs and mix well.
- Marinate for a couple of hours.
peppers will keep for about a week if you cover with oil and
them in the fridge. They are great in sandwiches, salads, on
pizzas or bruschetta.