I am ashamed to admit that for years I bought roasted peppers in a jar. I never even considered roasting them myself. I guess I figured it was too time consuming and difficult in some way. Recently I was at a friends house and we were watching a cooking show where the woman roasted peppers and I realized how simple it is, not to mention how much better the flavor is when you roast them yourself.
This year I planted a bell pepper seedling in our garden and it went crazy! At one point there were 14 peppers on it! Needless to say we have had plenty of bell peppers to eat all summer so I have gotten very good at roasting them.
You can either roast peppers on an outdoor grill or indoors in the oven. See the instructions below that best suit your cooking choice. The instructions are the same after step 1. Also this recipe is for 1 pepper but the instructions are the same no matter how many peppers you roast. There is very little active time, the real catch here is starting the peppers first before you start the rest of your recipe because they need about 20 minutes to cook and 20 minutes to cool.
Makes: 1 roasted pepper
Equipment: oven or grill
Written by Anne Beaubien