There are many kitchen staples that we purchase that are easy to make ourselves, save us money, and result in less waste generated.
Today's Highlight- Roasted Red Peppers.
It is so easy to roast these yourself and then store in a reused jar with some olive oil for easy use later on. The jar of roasted red peppers can be so expensive, and you get such a tiny amount. If you want to eat cleaner and greener, roast them at home!
Whenever I have a red pepper that's about to go bad, this is how I salvage it for use later. I tend to use roasted red peppers more than plain red peppers, so this is my preference. You could just cut it up and store in the freezer too if you like. So without further ado, here are 2 ways to easily roast red peppers.
Option one - Open Flame such as a gas stove, grill, or campfire-
Wash the red pepper, Turn the flame to low/med on your stove. Place the whole red pepper directly on the flame. You could also do this over a campfire or grill!
Take some tongs and once one side begins to blacken, flip it over. Continue to turn it until each side has been blackened by the flame. Then put it in a bowl of ice. Once it's cooled, peel off the blackened bits and skin. Then slice it up, remove the seeds and put into a jar with olive oil to keep in the fridge.
Option two - the oven method-
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Wash your red pepper. Drizzle it with olive oil. Place it whole in the oven, and roast for 5 min. Then take some tongs, turn it over, and roast for 5 min more. Continue to turn and roast until each side becomes blackened. Take out, let cool, and peel off the blackened bits and skin. Then slice it up, remove the seeds and put into a jar with olive oil to keep in the fridge.
Voila! Only paid for the pepper, did the work yourself. Better, bolder flavor, and saved money as well as packaging!