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how to peel a pepper

asked by Cecil Wooten about 2 years ago
11 answers 1061 views
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added about 2 years ago

why would you want to peel a pepper?

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HalfPint

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added about 2 years ago

@John R. Marshall, because the skin can be thick and tough.

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pierino

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added about 2 years ago

While an Oxo swivel peeler works great, I agree with the suggestion to char the pepper on flame. It only enhances the flavor.

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added about 2 years ago

Q = "why" peel a pepper (not how) ... The skin does not digest and blocks the flavor of the pepper. Most people don't peel peppers, or tomatoes, because they don't know why and are lazy.
Note that all "fine dining" restaurants serve peeled peppers and tomatoes - because they want the best flavors to come through - and charge you appropriately for doing that.
At home, it is part of the fun of cooking !

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added about 2 years ago

Though I do not agree with calling those who do not peel lazy.

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added about 2 years ago

Marcella Hazan always instructed to use a swivel peeler to peel both tomatoes and peppers. It works great for me.

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luvcookbooks

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added about 2 years ago

https://food52.com/recipes... This food52 recipe does a good job of explaining how to peel a raw pepper and it's a great recipe. I like it better than roasted peppers.

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added about 2 years ago

Ever since my husband fell in love with Marcella Hazan we have peeled our peppers. So it is a little time consuming. A peeled pepper is a completely different product from a roasted pepper. I have learned that it is not imperative that every little smidge of skin be removed.

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added about 2 years ago

If you were peeling raw peppers , a serrated peeler would be the perfect tool. I have one from Oxo that makes quick work of tomatoes and peaches as well.

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added about 2 years ago

Just a quick note that you should not put hot peppers in plastic bags - the chemicals from the plastic will leach into the pepper.