Roasted peppers make a lovely ingredient for pasta dishes, salads, sandwich fillings and more. And there’s no need to buy them in a jar when it’s so easy to make your own. To clarify, when I say “peppers” I am referring to what they generally call “bell peppers” in the States, “capsicums” in Australia/New Zealand and here in the UK we usually just call “peppers”.
This works best with red, yellow or orange peppers, but if you prefer green then I shan’t stop you!
1. Wash the peppers.
2. Place them in an oven dish or baking tray.
3. Place in oven 180C/350F for about 45 mins, turning a couple of times, till they look something like this:
4. Cover with foil and leave for 30 mins.
5. Remove the stalks, peel and de-seed. The peel comes away very easily. Slice, and voila…
My top serving suggestion is to make a pasta sauce by adding them to chorizo, tomatoes, onions and garlic. Remember if you’re using them in a cooked dish, add them right near the end just to heat through as they are already cooked soft.
At some point I plan to experiment putting them in a jar with oil, maybe a garlic clove, perhaps a lemon wedge, maybe a sprig or two of something. Sounds good doesn’t it?