When you buy Roasted Peppers in a jar, they come preserved in a liquid.
In addition to wondering what added salts and chemicals might be in that liquid, I find that it completely changes the texture and flavor of the pepper.
Given how simple it is to make my own Roasted Peppers, I much prefer taking the time to do so.
Try it yourself and taste the difference –I promise you won’t go back!
Here’s how you do it:
1. Preheat the broiler* of your oven
2. Place bell peppers directly on the highest rack
3. Broil until the top area is charred and then flip the peppers to char the other side. You are actually burning the skin of the pepper – don’t worry if it looks strange, that’s what you’re going for
4. Once the peppers are completely charred, remove them from the oven and place them in a bowl.
5. Immediately cover the bowl with plastic wrap to allow the peppers to steam
6. After about 20-30 minutes, remove the peppers from the bowl and, using your fingers, peel off the skin (which will now easily slide off), cut the pepper open and remove the seeds. Don’t worry about getting every bit of char off – the color=flavor
7. Use the peppers immediately or store them in a Ziploc bag in the fridge for a few days
*If you have a gas stove, you can also roast your peppers right over the flame