How to Roast Peppers: A Step-by-Step Guide

Tasty, versatile roasted peppers are a snap when you follow these easy tips.

Roasting peppers intensifies their sweetness, and it's easy to do at home. Place the pepper on a burner of a gas stove over medium-high heat.

Good Char
Turn the pepper as it chars until it's black all over.

Multiple Methods
No gas stove? No problem. Cut the peppers in half and char them under the broiler. Or, use your outside grill.

Steam Is Key
No matter how you roast them, the next step is to place them in a paper bag and let the steam do the work. Cool about 5 minutes so the peppers have time to steam.

Easy Cleaning
When the peppers are cool enough to handle, remove the charred skin and the seeds. Keep a bowl of water nearby to keep your hands clean. To seal in flavor, avoid rinsing the peppers with water unless your recipe calls for it.

Perfect Peppers
Slice them up and put them on your burgers, pasta and pizza, or toss them with some olive oil and lemon juice for a colorful salad. You can store roasted peppers covered for a week in the fridge. Watch this how-to video for more.

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