Why would you want to peel a green pepper? A large percentage of people will get heartburn or reflux from cooked green pepper and the cause of this is apparently found in the very thin peel. Also, you will find that the green pepper tastes better once this procedure is done, sweeter even.

You will need:

  • green peppers
  • fire
  • patience
  • water
  • patience

Spear your pepper with a fork, preferably on or near the stalk. Hold it over a flame and slowly rotate until the pepper is blackened slightly all around. This procedure takes a while so feel free to start adding the patience here.

Once your pepper has turned black all around (try to get all the gaps and folds too) run under cold water whilst you peel. Chuck in the rest of your patience just in case. It will come away quite quickly if you’ve done this properly.

Chop. Peel. Serve. The peppers will not re-visit 🙂


  1. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Good to know =D

  2. Posted June 2, 2010 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    ooh wow didn’t know this thanks 🙂

    • Posted June 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

      There’s so much to learn… at least we’ll never be bored in the kitchen (just tired, and pressed for time lol)

  3. alx
    Posted June 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    what i usually do to make fab peppers is place them under the grill (as close as possible) and turn them around when they turn black. This avoids having to do them one by one.

    When ready, place them in a paper bag until they cool – like that they continue to cook a little and you don’t burn your hands in the process. Then peel 🙂

    My favourite way of garnishing peppers when cooked like this is cut them roughly into thin strips, add garlic and good quality olive oil and let it rest for an hour or 2 to absorb the flavours!

  4. Lala
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    ooh i do the same as alex except in a plastic container (as not to waste). works really well. and in summer it’s “bung em on the barbie” to create the same effect 😀

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