Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 5-10 minutes per pepper or 30-40 minutes in oven

Serves:6

By Tiffany Hobson
Fresh roasted red bell peppers are a treat, but take a bit of work. You may opt to buy them already prepared at your local store.

Ingredients

  • 6 whole red bell peppers, washed

Directions

There are two ways you may cook these:
If you have a gas range, turn your stove on to medium heat. Holding the bell pepper with tongs, roast the bell pepper over the open flame turning only when the side becomes black. Continue doing this until you have roasted all sides of the pepper.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bell peppers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook for 30-40 minutes, turning the peppers about every 5-7 minutes. These will not get as black as if you cook them over a gas range, but the flavor is still amazing.

Place the roasted peppers in a brown paper bag for 10-15 minutes. This will allow them to cool quickly. Remove the skin and seeds with your hands (they will easily come off). Cut these into lengthwise strips and store them in your refrigerator until needed.