The pyromaniac way to cook on a fire: Burned peppers. (Only for the brave people)

in Outdoors4 years ago


I gotta admit after been cooking on my small woodstove a few food-related things have escaped my pyromaniac wrath. Most of the time rendering the food absolutely useless. But few times, magic happens. When I retreat to the outdoors. cooking is simply my favorite part. To be cooking in nature on an open fire there's plenty of room for experimentation.

This one was all about making a simple but delicious salad through red peppers and eggplants. (YEP, that's it - in nature, it's rare to have the full arsenal of a kitchen!)

The smoked & burned red pepper

It's absolutely amazing how tasty these things can become. Even better, it is almost borderline impossible to fuck up. Since well, you just have to burn them until they are completely black. As the picture above indicates, you simply make a fire with wood and put your peppers on top of it. No-fuss needed, just throw those bad boys on it!

Don't worry, it will look awful in the beginning and you might be sure that they almost certainly will be destroyed. But the magic happens only if you man up your courage for a while and let these red peppers burn into pitch black. (more than on the picture above).


By now your pepper should look like this, a black burned crust all around. Now you just start peeling that black off. It would come off like a separate layer of the pepper itself.

Look at this, like a phoenix born from the ashes, eh?

Alright, maybe I am getting a bit too poetic here considering its just a burned pepper. By now you should be able to feel how soft the un-burned part of the pepper is. Just peel it all off and they should look like this in the end:
It doesn't have to be perfect. You could rinse the rest of the black off in some water but where's the cool in that? Right now they are full of taste from the smoke and flames of the fire.

From now on you can eat them however you want. you could potentially eat them just like this. Or you could cut it down to a "salad".

Mixing it like this with other vegetables, eat on bread or some meat and it's absolutely delicious!

In the name of pyromaniac worship, why stop at the pepper?

You can do this with most vegetables that have a somewhat protective thick skin around them. I found especially eggplants to work out quite well. I also tried carrots, they didn't work out too well. :(

The benefit of burning your food

It just tastes amazing. the smoked taste together with the sweetness of the pepper is above anything. When you make this after putting up camp in nature it tastes even better. There's just something about the smell food gets from an open fire. After finding out these vegetables could take this amount of punishment they are almost always in my bike-bags while I am touring, ready to be burned for my satisfaction.

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Just my mouth is watering to see your passion for the food, its yummy.

Haha yeah!

I see a few people using these little stoves lately. Couple of advantages that I see, 1) free fuel 2) uses less wood than if you were to use an open fire.

I'd have to pass on the peppers either way lol.

Yeah! I really like it. Only drawback might be if it gets really rainy. Rest is great!

Oh wow, I bet that eggplant is fantastic. Now I need to figure out a safe way to make a fire on my balcony.

Is it a wood balcony? In that case it should be easy, lol

LOL! Yes it would be. But sadly it's cement.

Fire is too close to the food, hence it burning. But it looks like you had some edible bits left over. 😀

Oh yes, it was burning as intended!

You must like your veggies crunchy. 😀

"The benefit of burning your food."

I didn´t even know this was a thing :D

I was in a sarcastic mood, lol

I love those those little woodstoves. I have a titanium(yours may be too, but I couldn't tell) one that boils water almost as fast as a Jet Boil.

I never thought of the skin being a good cooking vessel, but it wouldn't be a good day if I didn't learn something new.

Thanks for sharing 😀

(This comment was made on behalf of @SolCycler, my alter-ego who's out of RC's😀)

 4 years ago  Reveal Comment

oh no you came to hive ? :(

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Live your life as you see fit. People will find you if they are seeking God. You don't have to purposely seek out persecution by filling everyone's feed with unsolicited messaging that invariably gets flagged.

I hope you'll take this to heart and not make the same mistake on Hive as you did on Steem.

Matthew 10:14 "And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town."

Jesus is speaking here to his disciples as he sends them out help the lost souls of Israel. He very clearly commands them to get the hell out of there and leave people alone if they are not accepting of his message.

You have delivered your message as Jesus required. Everyone on the blockchain has received it. Now leave them alone - if they want more, they'll seek you out. Otherwise, you are directly disobeying Jesus.