Just the other day I thought I had snagged a deal at my local Walmart. I had run in to the store to purchase a rotisserie chicken....but, alas no rotisserie chickens were available. As a second choice I decided to roast a chicken on my own. On my way to the meat department I spied a bin of red bell peppers marked $1.74. The very naive Just One Donna thought, what a deal at $1.74 per pound. I had just purchased red peppers from a competitor store for $2.49 per pound.
At the check out I learned I had in fact, NOT snagged a deal at all. Those peppers were $1.74 each, I had three little red peppers in my bag and the charge was $5.34. What were they thinking? Isn't Walmart where you go for good prices? No way, Jose! Not this day. Not for peppers. I immediately returned them. Off I went to my local grocery for my $2.49 per pound red peppers.
I keep jarred roasted peppers in my pantry all the time, but when I have the time and fresh peppers I like to roast my own. It is easy to do, and the extra flavor you get makes the effort worth while. Here's how to make roasted red peppers...
Preheat your grill. Wash your peppers, cut them in half and remove the seeds. Most directions you will find tell you to place a whole pepper on the grill. Yes, that works. Go ahead and do it this way if you like, but when the time comes to skin and seed the peppers you'll have quite a mess. By removing the seeds and cutting the peppers in half before roasting you'll get the same results with less mess. Less mess always makes me happy.
|Peppers Roasting on the Grill|
|Covered with Plastic Wrap to Steam the Skin|
|You Can Easily Remove the Skin|
That's it. You are ready to use your roasted red peppers in your favorite salad, on your favorite sandwich or even for Donna's Favorite Grilled Chicken. That's what I'm going to do with my freshly roasted red peppers.
|Use the Roasted Peppers in Your Favorite Dish|
What would you do with your roasted red peppers?