Local red bell peppers are plentiful at local farm markets all over New Jersey. You can get a whole basket at very good prices right now.

I had a friend who said she wasn't a big fan of roasted peppers, then I made some for her fresh and if was a game changer.

You can roast them on the grill before you put it away for the season, but if you have a gas stove you can place them right on the flame on the grate for a firmer texture.

If you're a little skittish about putting something on an open flame in your kitchen, try them on the grill and you will be a fan forever.

Roast your peppers like Dennis!

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy. Any opinions expressed are Dennis Malloy's own.

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