How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Peppers, in Season in July

June 29, 2015

Whether tiny-but-mighty and screaming hot, or large and sweet, peppers are one of summer’s best treats. A member of the nightshade family, they’re great eaten raw, roasted and marinated, or grilled. Be mindful of the seeds; they can taste bitter in sweet peppers. In hot peppers, the seeds are the most potent part, and really bring the heat. Some of the most common varieties of peppers include: fresno chiles, jalapeños, Thai chiles (all hot), bell peppers (sweet), and poblanos (a nice mid-way point, although some are hotter than others, so taste before using).

A ripe and ready…