How to Roast Peppers
Roasted peppers are a great way to bring out flavor and add unique flavors to many different dishes. Peppers, either sweet or hot, can be roasted in a variety of ways. Once they are roasted they can be added to salads, casseroles, sandwiches, and much more. Let's first look at two different ways to roast peppers.
One way to roast peppers is to take a baking sheet, and using a pastry brush, coat your peppers with vegetable oil. It is important to note that you should not use Olive Oil for this technique because the Olive Oil has a high smoke point and therefore will not help the peppers in the roasting process. Be sure, as you are brushing the vegetable oil on, that you get the oil into the folds and crevices of each pepper.
Place your pepper(s) on the baking sheet and put the baking sheet into the oven at the highest shelf level possible. Then, you are going to broil them under the broiler. Keep a careful eye on the peppers and as they start to brown and roast, you need to gently turn them using tongs (they are hot!) and roast again until all sides are browned/blackened.
Another technique for roasting is to do this on a grill. When you are ready, you'll prepare the peppers the same way as above by brushing them with vegetable oil. Then, you grill them and turn them as they are done so as not to burn them. Don't be afraid to turn the grill down. A medium to low heat will help you to roast or grill the peppers slowly so as not to burn them.