Called "the new darlings of American cuisine," fire roasted vegetables offer rich color and distinctive smoky character. Simply stated, fire roasting means cooking over an open flame. The basic concept behind fire roasting is to expose a vegetable to fire so that the flame blisters and slightly blackens the skin. This intensifies the flavor and gives it a hint of smokiness that goes well with Mexican, Tex-Mex or southwestern dishes.
Fire roasted vegetables find their way into pasta sauces, salsas, dips, soups, and a host of other prepared foods.