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Monday, July 23, 2012

Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted red pepper strips are an ideal ingredient to have on hand since they are so versatile and delicious. While you can easily find them at any grocery store, it's much cheaper to make roasted peppers at home. I discovered this surprisingly simple cooking method in Clean Eating magazine.

Roasted Red Peppers
Gluten Free

Red Bell Peppers (as many as you want to make)

1. Preheat broiler to high heat and set oven rack so it is 6-8 inches from broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray.

2. Core and seed pepper(s). Cut peppers into quarters and place pieces skin side up on prepared baking sheet.

3. Broil peppers 10-12 minutes or until skins are blackened and bubbling. Immediately transfer peppers to a brown paper bag and roll down top of bag to seal. Alternatively, you can place peppers in a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap.

4. Let pepper steam in bag (or bowl) for ten minutes ( this will loosen the skin and make it easier to peel). Remove peppers from bag and use your hands to peel off blackened skin ( it's okay to leave some charred edges since they will just
add flavor).

5. Cut peppers into strips and use as desired.

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