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How to Roast Peppers and Chiles Under a Broiler

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Start With Fresh, Firm Peppers
Sweet Red Peppers

Sweet Red Peppers

Photo © Molly Watson
Look for peppers or chiles with tight, smooth skins. They should also feel heavy for their size, which indicates that they are both ripe and fresh. If you have a choice, peppers or chiles with fewer ridges and gulfs will be much easier to peel when the roasting is done.

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