Thursday, April 11, 2013

Roasting Peppers

Roasting peppers is a simple process that adds complex flavor to dishes.  You can add them to humus, to wraps, pastas, pizza, salads or sandwiches.  Roasting them yourself is also much more affordable than buying them in a jar. You can use this same method for any type of pepper  you would like. 

Roasted Red Peppers

- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees

- Split peppers in half and remove ribs and seeds

- Coat in olive oil and sprinkle with salt

- Place in oven for 20 minutes

- Flip peppers over and continue to roast for another 20 minutes

- Remove from oven and immediately place in a sealed plastic bag for 30 minutes 

- Now that they have had a chance to "sweat"  you can easily remove the skin and they are ready for use

Here are the roasted red peppers used on a tempeh mushroom burger: