How to Smoke Peppers?

Smoking peppers is one of the most interesting methods that can be used in cooking or when it comes to flavor.

The smoking process is so simple that anyone can do it at home. But before that, you need to get the right equipment and then you can go ahead with the process.

Tips to Know When Smoking Peppers


Get the right equipment

You need to buy the perfect equipment for smoking. You must have the electric oven, the smoker and some essential tools for making different kinds of dishes.

The first thing that you need to do is to wash the peppers and cut them into smaller pieces.

After that, you need to put them in the oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 3 hours. Then it will be time for smoking.

Get the right recipe

Pepper smoking is one of the simplest methods of cooking. You can easily make your dish by just following the simple recipe.

You don’t need to worry about the ingredients as they are basic things and if you get them in the right amount then you can easily cook.

Prepare the peppers

You need to take a pan and pour some olive oil. Then you need to place it on the stove and heat it for 5 minutes.

You can add some oregano or paprika to the oil to get a delicious taste. After that, you can add the sliced peppers to the oil and keep it for 10 to 15 minutes.

A Great Pepper Recipe

Have you ever thought that how easy it is to make your favorite peppers and then smoke them?

If you haven’t tried then I am sure that you will like this recipe and want to make it once.

So, here are the ingredients that you will need to make this recipe:

  • Peppers – 4
  • Salt – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Dry Peppers – 3
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Black pepper – 2 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves – 1 teaspoon
  • Cooking oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Vegetable oil – 1 tablespoon


Heat a pan and keep the oil in it. Once it is hot enough, add salt, coriander leaves, black pepper, salt, and water.

Stir until it gets boiling. Once it gets boiling, put the peppers in it. Let them cook for about 15 minutes and then remove them from the heat.

Add 1/2 cup of salt to the peppers and then cover them.

After 5 minutes, remove the lid and put it back on the stove, and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.

Once they are done, remove them from the heat and cool them. If you don’t have a pan, you can even use a slow cooker.

You can try this recipe without any equipment.

How to Smoke Peppers Without a Smoker

  • You can create a smoker by using a large pot, a steamer insert, and aluminum foil.
  • Keep some foils inside a large pot and place some wood chips on the foils. 
  • Cover the wood with an additional layer of aluminum foil.
  • Now slowly place a steamer insert on the foil.
  • Slowly add some peppers by leaving enough space between them.
  • Cover the foil with an aluminum foil so that the flavor does not escape.
  • Now turn on the stove and heat it on a medium to high flame for ten minutes.
  • Lower the flame and cook it for thirty minutes.
  • Check whether the pepper has become soft or not. If they are soft you can turn off the stove.
  • Rest the peppers inside the pot for additional ten minutes so that the flavors will seep into the peppers deeply.


What Kind of Peppers Can You Smoke?

You can smoke all sorts of peppers. The most popular are the bell and chile peppers, followed by the cayenne pepper, banana pepper, jalapeno, Scotch bonnet, habanero, and poblano.

If you have access to a smoking oven, try smoking whole peppers to preserve the juices and flavor.

You can also smoke some herbs and flowers that have mild flavors, such as basil, fennel, mint, and rosemary.

What Kind of Wood Should You Use to Smoke Peppers?

It’s the smoke itself that brings out the flavor in any food, but the way you cook it can make a huge difference.

If you want to smoke peppers, they should be cut into long strips or “chunks” so they are easy to handle.

Try different types of wood for smoking, including apple, cherry, or alder. Each kind smokes a little differently.

And if you don’t have a dedicated smoker, try smoking your peppers on the stovetop using a grill pan.

Can You Smoke the Peppers Whole?

Yes! Roasting peppers helps them retain more moisture and brings out their natural flavors.

If you don’t have a gas grill, you can also roast peppers on an outdoor grill or over an open flame such as a charcoal chimney.

Simply wrap each pepper in foil, then transfer to a grill pan or skillet.

Bake for 30 minutes at 400°F (204°C), turning occasionally until the skin has charred.

Transfer to a covered dish. Once cool enough to handle, remove the skins and stem, and thinly slice.

How Long Does it Take to Smoke Peppers?

When smoking a whole pepper, like a jalapeño, it takes two to four minutes for the smoke to penetrate the pepper. You can smoke pepper in one second with an air gun.

What makes peppers taste even better than in their raw or grilled state?

Smoking peppers is the real key to bringing out amazing flavors.

It’s a common misconception that smoking peppers will only intensify the flavor.

Smokers often smoke for 10 minutes to half an hour, but if they’re not using high-quality charcoal, or if it’s too cold outside, the smoldering process can take hours.

Have you ever tried to smoke shishito peppers?

I have done this in the past, but it can be tricky. I used the best method I know of, which is a torch. I would also suggest that you use gloves, as it is quite sticky.

Make sure you are using a really large bowl or other containers that have a lid, as you will need to remove it from the stove once your peppers have cooked enough.

What exactly are chipotle peppers?

Chipotle peppers are a type of chile pepper that has a smoky flavor. They can be used as a substitute for the green bell pepper in your favorite recipes.

Chipotle peppers can be found at most grocery stores in the produce section.


I hope you liked this post about “How To Smoke Peppers”. I have shared with you some of the best ways to smoke peppers on a daily basis. So, get ready to prepare some delicious dishes and enjoy the flavors.

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