Roasted red peppers offer a convenient way to perk up lots of dishes, whether you roast them yourself or used jarred ones. Clever hound-approved ways:
• Make quick blender sauces for steaks, pasta, or bruschetta with roasted reds, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh basil
• Roast garlic, onions, and tomatoes, then purée with peppers. "This combination makes a dynamite marinara sauce for all pastas," says chef chicklet. "The roasted red peppers add so much flavor."