My How To Roast Peppers guide will how you how to achieve beautifully charred and blistered peppers easily on your stove top or air fryer..
Many recipes call for first roasting or charring the peppers.
My How To Roast Peppers guide, will show you how to easily roast Chili, Poblano, Jalapeńo, Bell Peppers and other types of peppers, using your stove top, oven or air fryer.
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Ingredients for Roasting Peppers
- Peppers – Chili, Poblano, Passilla, Serrano, Red Peppers, Jalapeno, etc.
Are you laughing at that glove?
Seriously, please use Food Service Gloves when handling the Peppers, especially when you remove the char.
It’s 2 hours later and my fingers are still burning because I had to keep one hand ungloved to take photos.
Please excuse the dark photo. The flame would not show with the lights shining down on them. So, I turned off the lights so that you can see the flame.
If you do not have a gas stove, use a set of Tongs and hold the Peppers above the electric coil. They will char over electric too.
Charring peppers in an air fryer is also a good way to char the peppers. You will need to keep a good eye on them and make sure you pay close attention and turn them frequently.
The crisping lids are another appliance which can be used to charr peppers.
- Mealthy CrispLid (buy from Mealthy) / Mealthy CrispLid (buy from Amazon)
- Instant Pot Crisping Lid (buy from Instant Pot) / Instant Pot Crisping Lid (buy from Amazon)
There is no doubt that you will make a mess.
With the lights on, you cannot see the flame, but it is there in all its glory.
You want to make sure not to let them get ashy and white.
Too see the Charring of Red Peppers in action, check out my Pressure Cooker Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe.
The charring on these Peppers looks wonderful.
Let the Peppers cool down before you try to remove the Black Skin.
You can also put the Peppers into a paper bag and shake them around. The Char will fall right off.
The Charred Skin will just rub right off.
Rub gently with your fingers and in seconds, all the Charred Skin will be gone.
For a Healthy Japanese appetizer that is mild and slightly sweet, you must try my Air Fryer Blistered Shishito Peppers recipe. Blistered Shishito Peppers are typically served as a snack with drinks
If using Peppers, such as Poblanos to make Chili Relenos, slice down one side of the Pepper and remove the seeds. Keep the stem in tact.
How do I Roast or Char Peppers?
- Place them over an open flame.
- Use Tongs to turn them.
- Let cool.
- Use Gloves and Rub off Charred Skin.
For recipes like my Air Fryer Carne Asada Recipe, remove the stem and the seeds and then use the Peppers, per the recipe.
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Here is the printable recipe:
- 4 large Chili Peppers such as the following
- Red Bell Peppers
- Turn gas flame to medium high and arrange peppers around the flame.
- Use tongs to turn peppers once they begin to become black (char) and blistered. Be careful not to let the peppers turn ashy or white.
- Remove peppers from flame and place on a paper towel. Once cooled, use gloves and rub off the skins.
- If stuffing peppers, remove seeds and leave stems. If using peppers in a recipe, remove seeds and stems.
- If using an oven, preheat broiler and cook for about 5 minutes, turning often, until blackened and blistered.
Air Fryer (all brands and varieties)
- Lightly spray peppers with oil and place peppers in air fryer basket.
- Use the highest setting on your air fryer and set time to 6 minutes.
- Turn peppers and set time to 6 minutes again.
- Keep turning and cooking at highest temperature until the peppers are charred on all sides.