I am not a big fan of raw peppers. Bell peppers can be okay raw when used in a salad, but when I am having peppers in any other food than a salad, I prefer them to be cooked a bit. I like how cooking them makes them softer and easier to eat. It eliminates some of the crunchiness and gives the peppers a more pleasing texture and flavour, I think.
Roasting your peppers also gives you the opportunity to season them. I like to flavour mine with herbs and spices to elevate the peppers to the next level. The smell of roasted herbs with the peppers is really lovely, and there are a few go-to seasoning combinations I use for various peppers.
My favourite way to cook up peppers is on the
How to roast peppers on the
Char for a Better Pepper
If you try to bite into the skin of a raw pepper, you will find it is pretty tough. It doesn’t have a lot of give since that skin is the natural protection the pepper has against pests, weathering, and bacteria. Did you know that the tough outer skin of peppers was actually bred into it so it would be easier to package and ship and so that it would be better protected? Yep, hardy peppers are a result of specialised breeding.
So, how to roast chilli peppers on the
Grilling the pepper until the outside is turning at least partially black is a great way to tenderise the pepper. It makes the pepper more palatable and easier to consume. It does more than that, though. Charring also brings out some of the sweetness of the pepper, giving you a more concentrated, impactful flavour. Charring is an important part of how to roast bell peppers on the
Don’t Pack the Peppers
Spacing is really important when it comes to cooking up peppers of any kind. They need to room to breathe, or at least absorb heat evenly. If you pack them in together on your
So, when asked how to roast poblano peppers on the
Take off the Skin
The skin may not taste very good after you char it, and I wouldn’t fault you for wanting to remove it. Who wants to eat the blackened part of the pepper anyway? You can just peel it off easily once the pepper is fully cooked.
Don’t try to peel the peppers right away, as soon as they come off the
What this does is steam the peppers, and that makes the skin fall off on its own. It will be really easy to pull off whatever is still hanging on to the peppers after you let them steam in the covered bowl for about 10 minutes.
I like cooking my peppers on the stove when I don’t want to take time to fire up the
This works just fine, but the skillet usually only has space for a couple of peppers at once. The same rules apply to skillet cooking of peppers as they do for how to fire roast peppers on the
What to Season Peppers with?
Another thing to know about how to roast hot peppers on the
Then, how to roast jalapeno peppers on the
There are tons of others seasonings you can use as well, and I would encourage you to experiment or follow a recipe and find a few favourites for yourself. If you have never grilled peppers before, then you are in for a treat. I love how quickly and simply they cook up. They also go with a lot of foods well. I like mine with beef strips, boneless chicken filet, or in fajitas. They can even be used on salads or sandwiches, giving them a lovely roasted flavour these foods normally don’t have.