Know the secrets of roasted jalapeno to make perfectly with oven, stove-top, grill, or air-fryer. It comes out excellent every time, plus it can be stored for months.
Summer is here in the full swing, if you have glands in your backyard I bet you also have a jalapeno plant.
About this recipe
I do have jalapeno plants in my backyard garden and I'm making are huge harvest every other day. If you are like me left with a huge batch of jalapeno peppers then learn how to roast jalapenos so that you can use it for the rest of the year.
Furthermore, the stores and farmers market also have a huge bag of jalapenos for competitive prices in this peak season with other types of pepper. It's a bumper prize-we can process the peppers use it later for months and save our pockets.
Now, let's let's into the process and the possible ways to roast them up.
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The facts about the process
Always wear gloves when handling the jalapeno to avoid any irritation on the skin. The roasted jalapenos involve 4 simple steps as following.
Roasting. This can be done in the oven, grill, stovetop, and air fryer.
Steaming. This can be done in two simple ways. Keeping them sealed in a bowl or in a paper bag when they are hot after gets roasted.
Peeling. Next is to peel the skin.
Storing. Can be stored in refrigerator, freezer, or in the oil.
Roasting the jalapeno
In the oven
A trustable quick method for a large batch of peppers. The recipe for roasted jalapeno in the oven is simple and straightforward. And very safe, nothing can go wrong in between.
Step 1. Set the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the jalapenos into two halves, and arrange evenly in a baking tray. Then drizzle a teaspoon of canola oil.
Step 2. Set the baking tray in the topmost track and bake it for 10 minutes are until the sides of the jalapenos turn black.
Step 3. Remove it from the oven and seal the tray with an aluminum foil for another 10 minutes. This process makes the skin release from its flesh.
Step 4. Remove the skin. And save them for future use.
On the gas stove.
This is a simple roasted jalapeno method when you are planning to roast a small number of jalapenos. it is a simple process but needs all your attention till the peppers are completely done. When roasting in the stovetop-the open flame method, I would suggest roasting the jalapenos as the whole because it is easy to handle.
Step 1. Switch on the style in low to medium heat, place the jalapenos lower the flame.
Step 2. Wait until the pepper discolors. use tongs to rotate it to get roasted on the other sides as well. repeat until the entire surface roasted evenly.
Step 3. Transfer to a plate and cover it with a bowl. And allow it to rest for 10 minutes. Steam forms and helps the pepper's skin to get released.
Step 4. Now peel the skin and store in an air sealed container.
In the grill
A reliable method when is roasting jalapenos in large batches. use a slotted tray for grilling jalapenos to avoid the papers get stuck in between the grill lines.
Step 1. Set the grill in the medium to low flame.
Step 2. Arrange the peppers in a slotted tray. Drizzle vegetable oil evenly over the peppers.
Step 3. Grill for 5 minutes under the size charred, and flip to the other sites and roast for another 5 minutes until the edges are charred.
Step 4. Transfer to a bowl and close it with a lid. Leave it for 10 minutes and peel the skin. And store for future use.
In the air fryer
Step 1. Cut the jalapenos into two and place the jalapenos in the large bowl.
Step 2. Drizzle half a teaspoon of vegetable oil to coat the jalapeno.
Step 3. Set the air fryer at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until it roasted enough.
How to store?
- Place the roasted jalapenos in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It is good to use up to a month.
- You may freeze the roasted peppers in a ziplock bag to store upto 6 months.
- Add the chopped or as whole to a bottle of olive oil. But use this jalapeno infused olive oil within a week to avoid any contamination.
How to use roasted jalapeno
- Pizza. Slice and use as a topping for your pizza.
- Salad. Chop, add to your summer salad for the heat quotient.
- Dressing or dip. Mince and add it to the dip or salad dressing.
- Appetizer. Core the seeds and stuff it with cream cheese to bring an appetizer in a flash of a second.
- Cocktails. Stir into your cocktails for an enchanting evening with friends.
- Pasta. Spice up your pasta sauce by including this ready to use flavorful heat variant.
- Taco. Sprinkle chopped roasted jalapeno for a zing factor.
Recipes to use roasted jalapeno,
- Jalapeno simple syrup
- Jalapeno aioli
- Cilantro jalapeno hummus
- Jalapeno mustard
- Jalapeno peanut brittle
- Jalapeno recipes
You may roast jalapeno to increase its storing time by retaining its flavors to the maximum extent.
The steaming process is to eliminate the skin of the jalapenos. However, you may skip this step when you prefer to have the jalapeno with the skin on.
Yes, the aspect of adding oil just to grease the pepper. You may swap it with the cooking oil that you regularly use.
The frozen jalapeno is good to use up to 6 months, the jalapeno may loose its robust flavors when stored for a prolonged time frame.
Printable recipe card
- 15 jalapeno
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Preset the oven to 400 degrees farenheit.
- Cut jalapeno peppers into halves.
- Arrange them in a tray without crowding.
- Drizzle vegetable oil evenly over the jalapenos.
- Bake it for 10 minutes or until the edges are charred.
- Remove it from the oven and cover it with aluminuum foil immediately.
- Rest it for 10 minutes.
- Now open the foil, and peel the skin of the pepper.
- Allow it to cool to the room temperature and transfer to an air tight container to use later.