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Buying bottled roasted peppers can be very expensive, but if you buy them fresh in season, when they are cheap, you can roast them yourself and freeze them for later.
- Preheat your broiler.
- Place the whole peppers on a baking sheet covered with foil.
- Place them under the broiler, about 6 to 10 inches from the heat source.
- Turn the peppers frequently until the skin begins to blacken.
- Remove the peppers from the oven and put them in a paper grocery bag and fold down the top. This allows the peppers to steam, and to cool.
- When cool, wash off the blackened skin.
- You can use them at once or freeze them by placing them in layers between wax paper.
I buy the red peppers by the case in the fall and do them directly on the bbq, cool a bit and bag them as is for the freezer.(About 4 to a bag) When I need them, defrost a bit and the blackened skin slips off so easily.Deseed and cut in desired size. It is important to completely char the outside of the peppers.