& Peeling Sweet Peppers

Roasting & Peeling Sweet Peppers

Sure, you can buy roasted sweet peppers in a jar, but making your own is so easy and they taste better, too. Use this simple method for any color of sweet pepper -- green, red, yellow, or orange.

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To roast sweet peppers, place pepper halves, cut-side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake it 425 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until skins are blistered and dark or broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately fold the foil into an airtight package. Let stand about 20 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Steaming is the key to softening the skins making it easier to peel the peppers. So, try not to be tempted to skip the 20-minute standing time. To peel the peppers, use a sharp knife to loosen the edges of the skins from the peppers. Then, peel them off.