Monday, October 3, 2011

How to roast red peppers

Yes, the jar is more convenient, but what if you have a grip of red peppers that are on the verge of turning? Here is how you can make good use of them.

Set your broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with foil. Cut each red pepper in half lengthwise and remove the core, seeds and ribs. Set the red pepper halves cut side down on the baking sheet.

Broil pepper for about 10 minuets, until they are blackened. Remove pan from the oven and immediately place peppers in an air-tight container, like a plastic bag, seal tightly and let them sit for about 10 minutes. Remove peppers from the container and once cool enough to handle, with your hands, peel the skins off and discard. 

Now you have so delicious, smoky roasted red peppers! Use them in all sorts of great stuff. Paninis, pasta, pizzas, popcorn!

Okay fine, just kidding, not popcorn.

What else could you use them in? "The Family Flavor" will have two recipes that use roasted red peppers. Creamy vegetable turnovers with roasted red peppers, caramelized onions and spinach and grilled flat bread with goat cheese, roasted red peppers and fennel. Good stuff people, good stuff.


  1. i am so excited for that book. SO excited.

  2. I miss Rookie Cookie!! Thank goodness I wrote down the pumpkin pancake recipe or I might have cried!