Removing the skin of bell peppers is quite fun. Unlike peeling tomatoes ( where the tomatoes are plunged into boiling hot water for a few minutes to remove the skin), the peppers have to be burnt till the skin is charred. I prefer this method than using a vegetable peeler as the pepper tastes much nicer as well .
First turn on the biggest burner.You can either place it on top of the burner or place a wire rack over it and place the bell pepper on it. The pepper will spit and a few sparks might be there so make sure to keep the area cleared , dont want a fire in the house now do we?
Turn it over to charr the whole pepper or pepper half and then remove to a bowl or plastic
container, place the lid or cover with cling film and leave to cool. Or you can put in a plastic bag and tie the ends loosely and let it cool.
|pepper left to steam inside a plastic container|
Then once cooled , rub the skin under running tap water to remove it. Use as required