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Old 11-26-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Question about bell peppers

I am going to attempt an ajvar recipe next week for a party I am throwing. It calls for roasted red peppers in it, I was just wondering if there's a pepper I could use a suitable alternative to give it a milder taste. (I know some of my guests don't like spice)

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Old 11-26-2010, 01:23 PM   #2
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You could use red bell peppers to roast. They have no heat at all.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:16 PM   #3
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You could use red bell peppers to roast. They have no heat at all.
Yup.

The red ones are just the green ones, but ripe, so they are actually sweet.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:56 PM   #4
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I buy roasted bell peppers in the supermarket. They come in a jar in the canned vegetable isle. They are sweet and flavorful.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:32 AM   #5
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I have a table top toaster oven and rotisserieTop tip for roasting and skinning red peppers, thread as many as you can on the spit, place a tray underneath and leave, they will drop of the spit onto the tray when they are charred and cooked to perfection, they also peel better.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:36 AM   #6
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I am going to attempt an ajvar recipe next week for a party I am throwing. It calls for roasted red peppers in it, I was just wondering if there's a pepper I could use a suitable alternative to give it a milder taste. (I know some of my guests don't like spice)
Ajvar is a Serbian/Croatian relish we use it all the time, are you from the Balkans?
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:11 AM   #7
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The red peppers are sweeter than the green.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:38 AM   #8
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I think you've misunderstood what the recipe is calling for. Roasted red peppers are sweet and mild. You may be thinking that when they are saying "red pepper" that they are calling for a cayenne or hot red pepper. Just use jarred roasted red bell peppers and there will be no spice at all... just flavor. Good luck!!
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