Roasting Red Peppers
Red peppers are a sweet addition to summertime dishes. Raw red pepper gives a satisfying crunch and refreshing juiciness to various dishes. Roasting your red pepper, which concentrates the sweetness, is surprisingly easy and gives your dish an upscale feel. Here’s how to roast a red pepper:
Halve the pepper and place halves, skin side up, under the broiler until the skin is charred. Transfer peppers into a plastic or paper bag to steam for several minutes. When cool enough to handle, remove the blackened skin and add peppers to your favorite roasted pepper dish.
If you’re not sure what to do with roasted red peppers, here are some ideas:
- Stir into pasta sauces.
- Stir into egg, chicken, or tuna salad.
- Fold into scrambled eggs, frittatas, and omelets.
- Serve with fajitas.
- Arrange over wilted spinach and top with toasted pine nuts.
- Mix into pasta, rice, or quinoa salads.
- Add to sandwiches and paninis – especially along with hummus.