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Are all jarred roasted peppers mushy?

fldhkybnva Oct 11, 2013 05:33 PM

I sometimes roast and store my own peppers, but I've tried a number of different brands and they all are mushy. Is this just par for the course or are there a few recommended brands?

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  1. weezieduzzit RE: fldhkybnva Oct 11, 2013 05:53 PM

    They're generally roasted before packaging and the processing usually uses heat so while some are mushier than others it's kind of the nature of jarred peppers.

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      fldhkybnva RE: weezieduzzit Oct 11, 2013 06:07 PM

      I see, I guess I just have to consider myself not a fan. How do you generally use them? They seem useless for anything cooked as they would just get mushier.

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        GH1618 RE: fldhkybnva Oct 11, 2013 06:10 PM

        I put them in my pasta sauce.

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          magiesmom RE: fldhkybnva Oct 11, 2013 06:54 PM

          They are good in homemade mayo, in sauces, places where you want flavor not texture.

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            MidwesternerTT RE: fldhkybnva Oct 11, 2013 07:01 PM

            The roasted red pepper and walnut dip mentioned on another thread is wonderful. As you note, not cooked more just blended.


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