Sunday, June 28, 2015
If you have never roasted your own peppers you must!! It is so simple you're going to think to yourself, why didn't I try this sooner. I just put them directly on the grill and char the skins until almost all black. You can do it on a gas or charcoal grill or sometimes I do it right on the burner of my gas stove top. The flavor between homemade and jar is like night and day!!! After I get the skins nice and charred I put them in a freezer bag, seal it and let them steam for about 5 minutes or until they are cool enough for me to handle. I remove them from the bag and the skins slide right off and I remove the seeds. Now this is very important, you are going to feel the urge to rinse them under water, DON'T, I can't stress this enough you will rinse off all the smoky flavor that you were trying to achieve in the first place, it's worth a stray seed or two and a few pieces of black skin!! Now I just slice them up and dress them with sliced garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. I use them for bruschetta, tossed with pasta, in paninis ect.... The choices are endless!! Please try and roast your own, you won't be sorry!!