Grilling For Dummies
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Getting peppers ready for cooking involves coring and seeding them. You can both core and seed a bell pepper in the same procedure.

Cut around the stem, then twist and pull it out.

Most of the seeds should come out with the stem.

Cut the pepper in half and remove the white ribs.

Cut the pepper in half and remove the white ribs.

You can also get the last of the seeds.

Cut the pepper halves into lengthwise strips.

Cut the pepper halves into lengthwise strips.

You can add these strips to a salad or stir-fry, for example.

If you want to cut the pepper into cubes, hold the strips together and cut crosswise.

If you want to cut the pepper into cubes, hold the strips together and cut crosswise.

Your pepper is ready to go in your dish!

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John Mariani is the author of several of the most highly regarded books on food in America today. He has served as food and travel correspondent for Esquire, wrote a wine column for Bloomberg News, and wrote a restaurant column for Forbes magazine. Marie Rama is a food writer, recipe developer, and coauthor of Grilling For Dummies.

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