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Fire roasting veggies with a weed flame thrower thing.

 
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I like to weed using my weed flame thrower attached to a 20lb propane tank.  It's non toxic, and it satiates the pyro in me.  :)  The areas I weed with it are landscaped with rock for the most part.

I like salsa, and peppers.  I grow a lot of peppers.  My peppers are going crazy this year.    Mostly mild.  I'm a wimp when it comes to heat.

Anyhow, fire roasting peppers seems like a thing.  Along with fire roasting tomatoes.  Both are perfect for salsa.

So, I just busted out my weed torch, put a bunch of fresh picked tomatoes and peppers on a steel welding table, and went to town scorching them.   Less than five minutes and they were cooked/scorched well.

Way easier than doing it on the stove, maybe comparable to doing it on a grill.  I don't have a grill.


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Fresh picked tomatoes and peppers on steel welding table.
Fresh picked tomatoes and peppers on steel welding table.
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Torch and propane tank.
Torch and propane tank.
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Scorched veggies.
Scorched veggies.
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Salsa.
Salsa.
 
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Part of the function of cooking is a bit like drinking coffee.
You take the time to sit and do it slowly----thats the benefit!
Drive -in takeaway coffee and using blow torches to cook food just ruin the pleasant aspects of the task in hand.

 
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A tiger torch? My thought is that the heat would be too intensely concentrated.

However, veggies coated with oil and roasted on a gas barbecue are magnificent.
 
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Well I was going to say that I loved this post. But then I read the part where you don't have a grill? I don't know that I can support such a monster!

Just joking!

I bet, in contrast to the slow roasted is always better hypothesis, that the results are excellent. KIss o' the flame with a "rare" and juicy middle? Sometimes hotter and faster is better. You don't slow roast a ribeye, after all.
 
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Hey Dan, good comments. Fact: results speak for themselves!
 
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