It’s true, going through all the steps to grill and prepare these peppers does take a little bit of time. Pick a sunny day and the sweet smell of them grilling will be enough payback. Do enough for a dinner side dish also! In the middle of winter when you open a jar you will immediately be transported back to that summer day. I love using these in so many different appetizers, slivered in a salad or pasta or just served with a grilled steak.
4 pounds firm, fresh and cleaned red bell peppers
Lightly oil peppers and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until charred in spots and softened. Put in bowl, cover tightly and allow to sit for 15 minutes until you can easily slip the skins off. If you don’t have a barbecue you can also do this over an open flame or in your oven with the broiler unit.
- 1 cup bottled lemon juice
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, quartered
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
Bring all marinade ingredients to boil in a saucepan.
If you want to use these within a few weeks, just fill the jars with peppers and pour the boiling marinade over.
Seal and keep in the fridge.
SEALING AND PRESERVING
Scald jars in boiling water and heat canning lids and sealers in boiling water. Fill jars with peppers, immediately fill to within 1/2 inch of the top. Quickly close the jars with lids and sealers and boil in canner for 15 minutes.