1/4" Diced Roasted Red Bell Pepper
Roasted Red Bell Peppers have a wonderful combination of tangy taste and crunchy texture, with an added smoky roasted taste. The only pepper in its family without a burning heat, it can be used more widely in recipes for their brilliant color and sweet, mild pepper flavor.
Rinse and soak in hot water for 10 minutes to rehydrate or add to recipe that will cook for at least 10 minutes.
Roasted Red Bell Pepper
Red Bell Peppers are a sweet and mild variety of the capsicum family that are used world wide for their fresh flavor, vibrant color and sturdy nature. Native to Mexico and South America, the seeds of these peppers were brought to Spain in 1493, where they quickly spread to European, African and Asian countries. China is now the largest producer of these peppers.
While they are a member of the Capsiucum annuum family, Red Bell Peppers do not produce significant amounts of capsaicin, the substance that contributes the heat associated with other peppers. The “bell” in the name refers to the general shape of the peppers when full grown. The roasting process brings out the fiery, authentic flavor of the pepper.
Some things get better with age, and this chili is one of them. Made with three types of dried peppers— roasted diced red bell, diced green bell and smoky diced brown chipotle — its flavor develops even further in the refrigerator. So, feel free to make it ahead and reheat it the next day.