How to Roast a Red Pepper

Makes 1 roasted red pepper.

Roasting red peppers are very easy. They’re fresher and taste way better than the store-bought, especially when they come from your own garden. You can simply roast just one at a time OR if you have an overwhelming abundance, canning would be a great way to preserve them for later use. And of course, they make great gifts!

What you’ll need:

1 large red bell pepper
olive oil
sea salt

Pre-heat your oven broiler to high.

After washing, cut the bell pepper in half. Get rid of the stem and seeds.

Lay each pepper half down on a sheet of foil. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. (I threw a garlic clove on there as well)

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Keeping an eye on it, broil the peppers until the skin is a little blackened and wrinkly. (Flip the garlic clove once)

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Next, place them in a glass bowl, cover with foil and set aside for about 30 minutes. They are “steaming”

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After they are cool enough to handle, remove the skin. It should slide right off.

And wa-la! You just roasted a fantastic red pepper! Love!

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