When a recipe calls for roasted pepper your first impulse will be to head to the isle in the supermarket where they are. A couple of choices will be available and the cost will range between $3 and $10. Depending on the supermarket, brand and specifications.
Well guess what? Make your own. I guarantee it will be cheaper, you know what exactly you put in your glass jar at the end and you will have fun doing it. Cost: Whatever a colored pepper costs near you. I like purchasing at Aldi where I get 3 colored pepper for $3.99. If I attend a farmers maker I might spend even less.
Keep these in the refigirator until you use it but honestly around my house these delicious roasted peppers find they’re way to sandwiches, wraps, salads, recipes and even my dog loves them, so in all honesty they don’t last very long.
You will need your stove.
At least two peppers ( I picked Yellow and Red)
Flames/Fire (stovetop or grill)
Some aluminum foil or tight fitting lid for a glass container (I love Pyrex)
Wash your peppers well and dry with a paper towel. Open the flame on your stovetop and set it to low.
Place your peppers directly on the flame and turn each one every 30 seconds. Allowing the flame to blister the skin of the pepper until parts look charred. Continue the turning until ALL parts of the peppers have had contact with flame. This should take no longer than 3-6 minutes with you constantly turning.
When you see charred skin, place your pepper in a glass cointainer and cover tightly with aluminum foil or lid. Let it sit for 30 minutes. You should be able to see the glass get foggy and that is exactly what we want/need.
After 30 minutes, uncover and using paper towels and a flat surface, gently remove the skin of the pepper (this is entirely optional some like a little char on the pepper).
Julienne your peppers and place them in a glass bottle with a tight fitting lid.
Keep your jar refrigerated.