How to Roast Peppers in the Microwave

How to Roast Peppers in the Microwave

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17 m
Calories: 45
2 people

Have you tried roasting peppers in the microwave? In this video, you will finally learn how to do it. They are not exactly roasted, but they have a similar texture and are very easy to prepare, perfect as a side dish for any meat or fish recipe. If you are looking for practical vegetable recipes, take note of these roasted peppers in the microwave. It's worth it!

How to make the most of the microwave:

If you are one of those who use the microwave to heat milk or defrost, these tips will be great for you. The microwave is very useful, you can prepare quick, easy, and healthy recipes. Fish, vegetables, and also desserts. Have you ever left bread to defrost and it became "harder than a rock"? This is a good example of how a microwave works.

The waves heat the water molecules in the food, that is, it dehydrates it, that's why the bread we put to defrost if we go over it, it stays hard (it has completely dried out).

Tips to avoid food drying out are: Always add slightly shorter times than the recipe says, it is better to add an extra minute than to spoil the food. Cover the food with plastic wrap or a microwave-safe lid. Once you have cooked the recommended time for the food, let it rest inside the microwave for a few minutes, just doing this will save energy and the food will still be very hot and continue to cook.

microwave lids

Do not use the microwave to defrost foods that are high in water or fat, such as fish or pastries, it will affect their texture. Fish can be cooked, but to defrost it is better to leave it in the refrigerator the night before. Remember a minute goes by very fast, and in a microwave an extra minute can dehydrate any food.

Ingredients for How to Roast Peppers in the Microwave for 2 people

  • One large red or green pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt - to taste

How to make the recipe How to Roast Peppers in the Microwave

  1. Wash and dry the peppers. Cut off the stem and remove all the seeds. And place it in a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Add a little olive oil and salt, spreading it over the entire surface of the pepper.
  3. If you want them to be more similar to fried peppers, there is no need to cover the dish. If, on the other hand, you like them to be more cooked, you can cover the dish with plastic wrap or its corresponding lid.
  4. We program the microwave to maximum for about 8 minutes. The time will always depend on the power of your microwave, so it will be convenient to open the microwave halfway through cooking to turn the peppers over and see how it is going and how much you think it has left.
  5. Once you get the hang of the times for your microwave, you will know how many exact minutes you need to cook them.
  6. Once finished, leave inside the microwave for an extra 5 minutes.

Notes and Tips

Do you have a microwave with a grill? The recipe looks spectacular if you can combine both functions, first microwave and the last five minutes use the grill. If you are not sure, add shorter fractions of 40 seconds instead of 1 minute or more. You can check the texture of the recipe without it drying out.

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