One of the best ways to eat peppers is by roasting them. As you roast peppers, their outer skin becomes black and gets filled with blister. With this, the skin becomes easy to peel. When you take off the skin, you are rewarded with sweet and tender flesh that has a pleasantly smoky taste. You can either eat the pulp as it is or use it to add on to the favor of salads, sauces and other dishes. Though any and every fresh pepper can be roasted, the technique works the best in case of the ones with thick flesh (like bell peppers and jalapenos). If you want to know the method of roasting pepper, read the recipe provided below.
How to Roast Peppers (Burner/Grill)
- Metal Tongs
- Gas Burner or Charcoal/Gas Grill
- Turn the heat of the burner/grill to high.
- Coat the pepper lightly with oil.
- With the help of metal tongs, place the peppers directly in the flame of the burner or on the grill.
- As the pepper flesh, closest to the heat, turns black and forms blisters, rotate it.
- Remove the pepper from the burner/grill, after its skin has turned black completely, all over.
- Place it in a bowl and cover it. It will allow the peppers to steam. Alternatively, you can put the peppers in a paper bag and close it.
- After 15 to 20 minutes, remove the lid from the bowl or take out the peppers from the bag.
- Scrape off the blackened skin of the peppers and discard it.
- Remove the seed pod, stem and inner ribs of the peppers.
- Your peppers are properly roasted and ready to eat.
How to Roast Peppers (Broiler)
- Turn on the broiler.
- Cut the pepper in half and remove the stem, veins and seeds from it.
- Place the pepper on the broiler pan.
- Broil for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Place it in a bowl and cover it with a lid. Otherwise, you can put the peppers in a paper bag and close it.
- Remove the peppers from the bowl/bag after 15-20 minutes.
- Peel them and enjoy eating!
Tips for Roasting Peppers
- Before roasting the peppers, make sure to wash them thoroughly.
- You can roast all types of pepper, be it red bells, green chili, jalapeños, and so on.
- Always wear gloves while cutting or peeling peppers. Otherwise, the hot oil will settle into your skin and cause burning pain.
- Do not use wooden skewers. They might catch fire, if not watched properly.