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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Roasted Peppers with Garlic and Basil

These colorful peppers are great on sandwiches or in pasta dishes, or as part of an antipasto platter. The recipe can easily be doubled, and the peppers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: WILLIAM MEPPEM

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Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers (red, yellow, or orange)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved lengthwise
  • Few sprigs of basil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cook's Note

The peppers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat broiler, with rack 6 inches from heat. Cut peppers in half through the stem; discard stems, ribs, and seeds. Place peppers cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Step 2

    Roast peppers under the broiler until skins are charred, rotating baking sheet occasionally to cook evenly, about 10 minutes. Transfer peppers to a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Let steam until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Using a paper towel, rub peppers to remove blackened skin, and discard. Cut peppers into strips, and place in a clean bowl. Pour over strips any accumulated juice from other bowl. Add oil, vinegar, garlic, and basil; season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 2003

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Reviews (4)

  • prod_test10040 20 May, 2011

    Another alternative that I must try

  • cw05 29 Jun, 2010

    So. Tasty.
    Although the instructions say to use a paper towel, it is impractical and does not work. Just peel the skins off with your hands!
    Definitely try them in the Flank-Steak Sandwiches, they are out-of-this-world.

  • kleintoolZ 25 Aug, 2008

    I have made a variation of this, I blacken the peppers on the grill outside .Then clean and slice them add garlic, basil,onion and fresh or canned tomatoes, cook in a pan with olive oil salt and pepper add Italian sausage if wanted. Serve over wild rice or long grain. Good luck.

  • krisx2 9 May, 2008

    These were so good! I had an easier time peeling off the skin from the peppers by hand rather than using a paper towel. Even that was a little annoying to do, but not too time consuming and the end result was worth it. 1/4 cup of olive oil was a little much for my taste ... I would reduce by half. Peppers are best when the strips are cut thin. Enjoy!