It is absolutely incredible how much you can change the flavor of peppers just by roasting them instead of sautéing or sweating them. Let me count the ways: 1. Roasting adds a smoky touch from the charred skin. The waxy skin of peppers burns up quickly in the oven, acting as a smoky shell for the flesh. 2….
Sautéeing garlic is one of the best ways to build a savory foundation for a dish, but I would argue the best trick up garlic’s sleeve takes a little more coaxing. That’s right—roasted garlic is where it’s at. True story: when I was little, I thought all garlic was like roasted garlic by default.