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Old 06-18-2010, 08:54 AM   #1
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Pre cook Peppers?

I am having lamb kabobs for dinner and would like to put green and red peppers on the skewers. I don't want to overcook the lamb, and wonder if it would work for me to plunge the peppers in boiling water for a moment, then into an ice bath, so that the peppers will be just cooked.

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Old 06-18-2010, 08:59 AM   #2
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I've always found that if you coat the peppers in oil before grilling them, they'll cook much faster...probably as fast as it takes the lamb to cook.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:08 AM   #3
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do you want limp peppers? I would do what CjH says, just rub them with oil.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:31 AM   #4
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Thanks.
I think I'll oil them and put them on a separate skewer from the lamb.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:26 PM   #5
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I prefer blanching red or yellow peppers for 2-3 minutes after cutting open the top. They will soften but not go limp. It gets rid of that raw pepper crunch and gas effect, yet stills holds a nice flavor and can then be added in with the other vegetables on the skewer.
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