Kitchen Tips

How to Roast Capsicum

Amazing in salads, on pizzas, and in dips - knowing how to make roasted capsicum is an essential kitchen skill.

And it's super-easy to prepare as well, thanks to our Test Kitchen's expert advice.
Cut the capsicum in half, removing the seeds and white membrane.
Place skin side up on a cooking tray; spray with cooking oil, or drizzle with olive oil.
Pop the tray under a hot grill for 10 minutes, or until the skins have blistered and blackened slightly.
Now for the secret trick: fold the lining foil up and over the capsicum while it is still on the tray. This will cause them to steam, making it easier to peel away the skin.
Leave for 10 minutes, or until cool enough to handle; using your fingers, peel away the skins.
If you're not using them immediately, place your capsicums in a resealable jar and cover with olive oil.
They'll store in the fridge for two weeks, or you can freeze them for up to two months.
For a light side dish, try roasted capsicum and labne salad, whip them up for a delicious roasted capsicum and walnut dip.

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