While roasting peppers is really easy, feel free to sub a tasty brand of jarred roasted peppers. Aleppo pepper, from Syria or Turkey is a sweet, very slightly hot pepper and is available in Middle Eastern and specialty shops. It'll keep for months if stored in the refrigerator, but if you can't find it, use some ancho chile powder, or your favorite blend. Smoked paprika, once hard to find, can now be found alongside the other spices in the supermarket.
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