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Monday, January 9, 2017

How to Make Roasted Red Peppers

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How to make Roasted Red Peppers

My cousins, Jim and Carmie are as passionate as I am about preserving old family recipes and creating new ones. This easy Roasted Red Peppers Recipe is just one example.

 If you've read some of my previous posts you'll see that I've called on them before to help clarify an old recipe.

Not many people can do this outside on their grill in January, but they live in Arizona and the temperature was 80 degrees.  Much warmer than here in Western New York. Following is their simple process of roasting Red Peppers for our enjoyment.

Roasted Red Peppers by Jim and Carmie

We have been making our own ROASTED PEPPERS for over 40 years and finally decided to write down our process and capture it on film as best as possible.

First, we start with a bushel of red bell or pimento peppers. You can do 3 or 4 peppers or as many as you feel comfortable with. It’s simple, all you need is your gas grill.

 Place the peppers on the grill with the grill set on high (no need to wash them) and then cook until they're burnt and blistered.

 Place the cooked peppers in a large pot and keep covered. Continue until all the peppers are cooked.
Next, you’ll need news paper, a small bowl of water, and a large bowl. Lay the news paper out on a table. The table can be uncovered or if you prefer you can use an old table cloth. (We use an old table cloth.)

 Start by peeling the skin from the peppers, then open the peppers and remove the stem, seed pod, and all the seeds. Then tear the pepper into large sections. One to three sections and place in the large bowl. 
make roasted red peppers
(We have found that dipping the pepper into a bowl of water prior to peeling makes the process easier and that two people makes this easier also – one peeling and the other deseeding and tearing into strips.) Be careful during this process as the juice from the peppers will be hot.
roasted red pepper recipe
After peeling, deseeding and tearing all the peppers into strip’s we divide them into one-quart ziplock storage bags and add a heaping teaspoon of chopped garlic to each bag. 

The peppers will yield their own oil and as you bag them the oil will transfer automatically. Lay the bags flat on a cookie sheet and freeze.
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 Keep frozen until ready to serve. Thaw either in a microwave or allow them to come to room temperature.

 They are great by themselves, as a side dish or in a sandwich. Season to your taste with salt and pepper when serving.

The bushel of peppers we used contained 68 peppers and yielded 13-quart bags. The whole process took about 2 ½ to 3 hours.

Check out these Grilled Stacked Veggies made with roasted red peppers.


As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. Oh!! That looks easier than the way I do!!

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    1. Yes, It does look pretty easy Sandy. I'm going to try it myself when the snow melts here. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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    2. Looking good,Sam.. love peppers and eggs !!

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    3. Thanks for stopping by Laurie :) Wishing you a wonderful week!

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  2. My goodness, I am sure I can do this and I bet it is cheaper than the ones I buy in a jar! Thank you so much for sharing this Sam. I like roasted peppers on a sausage in a bunch the best. Now what is your secret for potato salad? Golly you inspire me to venture into the kitchen!

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    1. Yes, Ginger they are so much better than buying them in a jar. I'm so sorry I really don't have a secret for potato salad! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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    2. I purchased Peppers today! So excited to try this Sam!

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    3. Fantastic Ginger, I hope you enjoy your roasted red peppers. Let me know how they turn out. Thanks.

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  3. This looks like a fun activity for a late summer's day when the peppers are juuuust right. I'm sure they taste even better than they look, though they look absolutely amazing! Thanks for writing down and documenting your method, cousins!

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    1. I'm going to be trying this one myself as soon as the snow goes away!! They are so tasty and used in so many recipes. If you look up recipes with roasted red peppers on yummly you'll get a page full. Thanks Susan :)

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  4. I love roasted peppers with gorgonzola! Very nice, Sam!

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    1. I'm going to guess that you get an amazing flavor roasting peppers on the smoker!! Thanks David :)

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  5. Look at all of those peppers! What a project, but well worth the effort.

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    1. Thanks Carlee, It was a whole lot of peppers and I agree with you, well worth it.

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  6. Now here's a fun recipe, especially for couples who enjoy cooking together. Doing a bunch at once gives you a freezer-full of ready-to-eat peppers. Nice.

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    1. Ready any time you need them Pat. I can't wait to try this myself when the snow melts. Thanks so much :)

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  7. What a great recipe! Thank you all for sharing how you roast red peppers. My husband and my brother would love these. I might just stand back and let them make them together.

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    1. That's a great idea Cynthia, somebody has to make sure they don't bun their fingers!! Thanks and have a great weekend :)

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