Roasted Peppers & Garlic with Fresh Herbs

Roasted Peppers with Garlic and Fresh Herbs

Roasted Peppers with Garlic and Fresh Herbs

Oven Roasted Peppers with Fresh Herbs

 

This is almost too simple to post as a recipe.  However, I can’t tell you the number of times that people say, “Really?” when I tell them about roasting peppers.  They have the best flavor and I could truly eat the entire platter of peppers by myself.  We eat these as a side to any meat but I also use them to make roasted pepper spread.  You can control the heat by simply choosing peppers that have a milder flavor.  I happen to like the heat so I use more hot then mild.

Ingredients List:

6 – lg. jalapeno peppers

6-  lg. hot banana peppers

3-  lg. aneheim peppers

4 – lg. giant marconi peppers (these are mild)

1/2 – purple onion, sliced thin

2 – garlic pods, cut in half.  Leave the skin on.  It helps keep all the little toes together.

3 – large sprigs fresh rosemary

8 – large sprigs of fresh thyme

Olive oil spray

1/4 cup olive oil

1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 1/2 coarse ground black pepper

 

Cooking instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Spray the foil with olive oil spray.  Cut the stems off all the peppers.  Cut the peppers in half lengthwise.  Remove the seeds and veins from the insides of the peppers.  Be sure to get that vein!  The seeds and the veins are where most of the heat comes from. By removing them, you still get a great flavor with some heat without it being overwhelming.      Roughly, cut the rosemary and thyme into big pieces.  Place the peppers, sliced onion, and herbs onto the lined baking sheet.  Drizzle with the olive oil.  Sprinkle on salt and pepper.  Give it all several tosses making sure you coat everything well.  Rub the cut side of the garlic pods with olive oil, salt and pepper and place in the center of the baking sheet, cut side up.  Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven for 20 minutes.  Rotate the pan and let them cook for another 10 minutes.  Remove from the oven and enjoy them as a great side or use them to make the roasted pepper spread.  See recipe in appetizers.

 

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