Appetizer

Marinated Roasted Peppers

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Marinated Roasted Peppers

Bell peppers are a fundamental ingredient in many of our recipes, and we absolutely love the flavors they bring to complex dishes. But sometimes we just want to make them the stars of the show, feasting on them simply roasted, gloriously dressed and incredibly delicious. Roasting peppers concentrates their sweetness, and home-roasting creates an entirely different flavor than what those store-bought, canned peppers can deliver. That’s not to say that the bottled peppers aren’t delicious, because they are, and we often use them in our recipes. For this appetizer, however, where the peppers should really shine, roasting them at home is a must.

The roasting method is easy: just grill or broil the peppers until blistered on all sides, then immediately place in an airtight container or a zip-top bag, and let rest 15 min. This will loosen the skins and make them very easy to peel. When cool enough to handle, slip the skins off the peppers (a few bits will likely not come off, and that’s fine), and remove any seeds. We avoid rinsing the peppers, if possible, since the natural juices taste amazing, and we hate to waste even a drop. Once they’ve been cleaned, you can enjoy them with a bit of salt, pepper and olive oil, or layer on a piping-hot pizza with some goat cheese or try them with our favorite Dijon Vinaigrette and fresh basil. Set yourself up with some crusty bread and wine, pull up some Netflix, and chill.

Marinated Roasted Peppers Recipe
SERVES
4
DIFFICULTY
Easy
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
4 min
DIET: GF, Vegan

SERVES: 4
DIFFICULTY: Easy
PREP TIME: 15 min
COOK TIME: 4 min
DIET: GF, Vegan

Ingredients

Marinated Roasted Peppers
4-6 large sweet bell peppers, red/yellow/orange, no green
3 T extra virgin olive oil
Dijon Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
¼ c fresh basil leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish

Dijon Vinaigrette
1 c extra virgin olive oil
½ c red wine vinegar
1 T Dijon mustard
¼ t sugar
¼ t Italian seasoning
pinch salt and pepper
¼ c fresh basil leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish

Instructions

Marinated Roasted Peppers

Marinated Roasted Peppers
Rub peppers all over with olive oil. Set on sheet pan and place under the oven broiler, set to high.

Marinated Roasted Peppers

Cook until blistered on all sides, turning every 1-2 min, watching closely, until peppers have dark charred spots in several places.

Marinated Roasted Peppers

Immediately put peppers into an airtight container; let rest 10-15 min. When cool enough to handle, remove skins and seeds.

Marinated Roasted Peppers

Slice peppers top to bottom into three to four large pieces. Cover with Dijon Vinaigrette and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. Top peppers with fresh basil when ready to serve.

Marinated Roasted Peppers

Dijon Vinaigrette
Blend all ingredients well.

Meet the Makers

Felix & Greg

Felix and Greg

FELIX HUCK

Recipe Creator & Food Photographer An artist and shutterbug, Felix finds beauty and inspiration in food and nature. He invents and photographs the recipes you'll find here.

GREG CABEZA

Professional Chef & Food Blogger A food aficionado and lifelong music fan, Greg is an experienced artisan chef. He's also co-recipe creator and food blogger at Felix & Greg.

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One Comment

  1. Sharon September 16, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    This sounds awesome!
    I have 4 beautiful red peppers and will try this later today.
    Thanks guys!

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