Weekend Project: Roasting and Storing Peppers
Between a bumper crop of hot peppers from our garden and the hoards of sweet peppers in our CSA, we’ve got peppers coming out our ears! This weekend, we have plans to roast the whole lot and store some away for the months ahead. Here’s what we’re thinking:
Roasted peppers freeze and defrost surprisingly well. Stack the peeled and seeded peppers with two pieces of wax paper between each layer (we think the double layer makes it easier to snag exactly how many peppers we want). The peppers thaw quickly on the counter top.
You can also store roasted peppers in olive oil and in the fridge for about two weeks. The olive oil can be left on for a silky texture or rinsed off. We’d like to experiment with infusing the olive oil with other herbs and spices to see if the peppers pick up extra flavor.
Any other ideas or suggestions we should try?
(Image: Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)