Oven Roasted Jalapenos
Roasted jalapenos made in the convenience of your oven in just minutes. Perfect for adding to recipes and creating a depth of flavors.
Yield: 5 peppers
- 5 whole jalapenos
- olive oil
Wash peppers and slice in half. Remove seeds and slice again.
Brush olive oil over the skin of the peppers and place them skin side up on a foil lined baking sheet.
Place in the oven on High Broil for 3-4 minutes until skin blisters. Be careful not to overdo it as dry peppers are harder to peel.
Place hot pappers directly from oven into an airtight continer to steam for 10 minutes. This makes the peeling process much easier.
Peel the skin of the peppers off and dice, chop, or use the peppers as needed.
I highly recommend making sure that you have a pair of food-safe gloves when handling the peppers needed for roasting jalapeno peppers in the oven. This will prevent you from burning your fingers, especially if you suffer from eczema on your hands as I do.
If you do by chance get the peppers on your skin and need help washing it off, a cool trick my mother taught me was to take a shower and wash your hair well. The hair stands, soap and water all combine to help wash not only your hands from the pepper juices but also leave your body feeling clean.
I'm still not sure how much of this actually works, or the science behind it, but it is something that I practice when I roast my own peppers, which admittedly isn't often as the kids are picky and not fans haha.
Can I freeze roasted jalapenos? Yes, you can. When you thaw the roasted peppers, the texture will become softer so it's best to only do this if you plan on baking them into something where the texture change will be less noticeable.