How to Roast a Red Bell Pepper Perfectly
If you have ever wondered how to roast a red bell pepper perfectly, you have come to the right place. Read the following answers to frequently asked question from Jim's Pepper Roaster.
Q1: Why vertical roasting?
A1: Vertical roasting is the only way to roast peppers. Consistent, even heat that does not require turning the peppers means that at high temperature there is much less chance of burning. Also, because you can roast many peppers together on a rack you can do the job faster with Jim’s vertical Pepper Roaster.
Q2: Are roasted peppers good for me?
A2: Roasted peppers are very good for your body. They have more vitamin C then a glass of orange juice and they are also a good source of lutein, which is great for your eyes and helps those with macular degeneration. Peppers are also are high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), vitamin B6 and folate.
Q3: Can Jim’s Pepper Roaster be used for other purposes?
A3: You bet! The vertical roaster can be used for sweet potatoes, cubed meats such as chicken or pork, and other vegetables. In fact you can "shish-k-bob" an entire dinner on just one Jim's Pepper Roaster. The unique feature of adding a prong of items at anytime without working with a hot surface means you can easily cook the meat first and add the vegetables only at the end of the cooking cycle.
Q4: How do I pick good peppers?
A4: Look for bells with the deepest, most vivid coloring; taut, unblemished skin; and healthy looking green stems.
Q5: What time of year is best for buying peppers?
A5: Look from growers in warm climates to have peppers about the 3rd week of January. These peppers are shipped across the US. Local Farmers Markets and are a great source of peppers in the Midwest, East and Southeast starting in August and lasting in some areas through November.
Q6: Can I roast other peppers such as green or yellow bells?
A6: While it is possible to roast other types of bell peppers, the results will not be as good. Red peppers are the pepper of choice when roasting.
For more information about how to roast a red bell pepper on Jim's Pepper Roaster, please do not hesitate to contact Jimmy at 212-677-5120 or [email protected]