Know the secrets of roasted jalapeno, ideally with oven, stove-top, grill, or air-fryer. It comes out excellent every time and can be stored for months.
Summer is in full swing; if you have glands in your backyard, I bet you also have a jalapeno plant.
About this recipe
I have jalapeno plants in my backyard garden and make a considerable harvest every other day. If you are like me, left with a massive batch of jalapeno peppers, learn how to roast them so you can use them for the rest of the year.
Furthermore, the stores and farmers' markets also have vast bags of jalapenos for competitive prices with other types of pepper in this peak season. It's a bumper prize: we can process the peppers, use them later for months, and save our pockets.
Now, let's examine the process and the possible ways to roast them.
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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 four simple steps.
Roasting. This can be done in the oven, grill, stovetop, and air fryer.
Steaming. This can be done in two simple ways. Keep them sealed in a bowl or paper bag when they are hot after being roasted.
Peeling. Next is to peel the skin.
Storing. It can be stored in a refrigerator, freezer, or 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 it is very safe; nothing can go wrong in between.
Step 1. Set the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the jalapenos into two halves and arrange them 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 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 causes the skin to 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 planning to roast several jalapenos. it is a simple process but needs all your attention till the peppers are completely done. When burning in the stovetop-the open flame method, I would suggest roasting the jalapenos as a whole because it is easy to handle.
Step 1. Switch on the style in low to medium heat, and place the jalapenos to lower the flame.
Step 2. Wait until the pepper discolors. Use tongs to rotate it to get roasted on the other sides. Repeat until the entire surface is roasted evenly.
Step 3. Transfer to a plate and cover it with a bowl. 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 it in an air-sealed container.
In the grill
A reliable method is roasting jalapenos in large batches. Use a slotted tray for grilling jalapenos to avoid the papers getting stuck between the grill lines.
Step 1. Set the grill on a 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, flip to the other sites and roast for another 5 minutes until the edges are burned.
Step 4. Transfer to a bowl and close it with a lid. Leave it for 10 minutes and peel the skin. And store them for future use.
In the air fryer
Step 1. Cut the jalapenos into two and place them in a 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 for up to 6 months.
- Add the chopped or 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 and add to your summer salad for the heat quotient.
- Dressing or dip. Mince and add it to the drop or salad dressing.
- Appetizer. Core the seeds and stuff them 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 eliminates 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 to grease the pepper. You may swap it with the cooking oil that you regularly use.
The frozen jalapeno is good to use for up to 6 months; it may lose its robust flavors when stored for a prolonged time.
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.