You can buy roasted red peppers in a jar, but it’s a lot more fun (and economical) to make them yourself. And roasted cubanelles are a bonus! Here’s a step-by-step guide.
First, gather your peppers. For this project, we used 6 large red peppers and 6 cubanelle peppers. (When I say “we” in this post, I use the term loosely. My Dad did all the work here, I just took pictures.)
Prepare a foil tray by adding a small amount of olive oil and relish. Place the tray on the grill, and add the cubanelles.
The red peppers are placed directly on the grill, and then brushed with olive oil.
Cook on medium-high, lifting the grill cover to turn the peppers occasionally. When the cubanelles are done, they can be placed directly on a serving plate.
Once the red peppers are nicely grilled, they require a few more steps.
The secret to success is a brown paper bag. I know, with the increasing popularity of reusable shopping bags (a wonderful thing!) you may have to hunt around the house for a paper one. Take the peppers directly from the grill and place them in the bag. Fold the bag over and let the peppers steam for about 1 hour.
Remove the peppers from the bag, and you will be able to peel the skin easily. The peppers can then be sliced open, and they are ready to serve!
Your very own roasted red peppers, which make the perfect topping to any kind of burger.