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How do you roast red peppers?

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Eaney Mon 06-Jun-05 14:16:50

Can anyone help me please?

littlerach Mon 06-Jun-05 14:18:20

I chop them up, put them in dish and cover in olive oil, then rost on low temp until they are done.

LGJ Mon 06-Jun-05 14:18:26

Do you have Delia's Summer cookbook ??

dillydally Mon 06-Jun-05 14:19:19

Cut up in slices
Very hot oven (I would say 200 deg or even more but I have an odd fan oven with its very own temps) with a large slathering of oil
Turn them after about 20mins (depending upon thickness of slice) and see how they are going

I am not one for formal recipes...can you tell?

Oh and green are not half as nice as red and yellow.

dillydally Mon 06-Jun-05 14:20:08

ooo a slow you get the charcoal bits I like with that?
<nosy emoticon>

stitch Mon 06-Jun-05 14:21:22

depends on what you want themf or.
i put them under the grill until burnt all over. then put them in a plastic bag till cool enough to handle. then peel off the burnt skin. absolutely yummy

LGJ Mon 06-Jun-05 14:21:35

We had this yesterday and it is to die for ........

This recipe is quite simply stunning: hard to imagine how something so easily prepared can taste so good. Its history is colourful, too. It was first discovered by Elizabeth David and published in her splendid book Italian Food. Then the Italian chef Franco Taruschio at the Walnut Tree Inn, near Abergavenny, cooked it there. Simon Hopkinson, who ate it at the Walnut Tree, put it on his menu at his great London restaurant Bibendum, where I ate it – which is how it comes to be here now for you to make and enjoy.

Serves 4 as a starter

4 large red peppers (green are not suitable)

4 medium tomatoes

8 tinned anchovy fillets, drained

2 cloves garlic

8 dessertspoons Italian extra virgin olive oil

freshly milled black pepper

To serve:

small bunch fresh basil leaves

For this it is essential to use a good, solid, shallow roasting tray, 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30 cm). If the sides are too deep, the roasted vegetables won't get those lovely, nutty, toasted edges.

Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4, 350°F (180°C).

Begin by cutting the peppers in half and removing the seeds but leaving the stalks intact (they're not edible but they do look attractive and they help the pepper halves to keep their shape). Lay the pepper halves in the lightly oiled roasting tray. Now put the tomatoes in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Leave them for 1 minute, then drain them and slip the skins off, using a cloth to protect your hands. Then cut the tomatoes into quarters and place two quarters in each pepper half.

After that, snip one anchovy fillet per pepper half into rough pieces and add to the tomatoes. Peel the garlic cloves, slice them thinly and divide the slices equally among the tomatoes and anchovies. Now spoon 1 dessertspoon of olive oil into each pepper, season with freshly milled pepper (but no salt because of the anchovies) and place the tray on a high shelf in the oven for the peppers to roast for 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Then transfer the cooked peppers to a serving dish, with all the precious juices poured over, and garnish with a few scattered basil leaves. These do need good bread to go with them as the juices are sublime – focaccia would be perfect.

This recipe is taken from Delia Smith's Summer Collection

MistressMary Mon 06-Jun-05 14:22:28

Ooh I but them in jars ready done, Lazy I am!

Eaney Mon 06-Jun-05 14:23:38

Thanks for the recipies.

I haven't got Delia's Summer Cooking book. Would you reccomend it?

Do you know how to roast them and then peel them. I'm sure I've seen something on TV where they were put in a plastic bag after coming out of oven.

Eaney Mon 06-Jun-05 14:24:51

Forget last post. Thanks again for the lovely recipies.

fredly Sat 11-Jun-05 16:55:24

Same way as stitch and then I put them in a jar, add thyme, lemon slices, garlic, a bit of salt, and top them up fully with olive oil. Leave for a day in the fridge. They can keep up to a week. In fact I've just made some, wanna taste ?!

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