Keeping peppers???

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by ellymae, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My pepper plants still have a fair amount of peppers on them and I can't possible eat that many ABT's. OK - I probably COULD, I just know I Shouldn't.... so my question to you all is - what's the best way to keep them until I am ready to use them ?
    Core a freeze?
    Core, blanch and freeze?
    Freeze whole???

    Thanks Folks!
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Never tried it but how about core, stuff, & freeze?
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You can blanch/char the skin, remove skin, core/seeds, and then freeze, or just blanch and freeze. I've done it both ways. Anyway you choose, you won't have the same texture as fresh. But they do have many uses right out of the freezer. Good luck my friend.
  4. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have frozen whole in past.Never tried the other ways.As rich mentioned after couple months they seem to lose texture and flavor.

    I would give it a shot.Still better then none IMHO.

    I do dehydrate and then hydrate in warm watter alot for sauces,pepper puree....They keep color and flavor....
  5. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i would roast and then toss in the freezer.......they will be hot.
  6. willkat98

    willkat98 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    A good use for a mess of peppers is a batch of pepper jelly.

    The unopened jars keep for quite a while, and you can enjoy them all winter long.

    Nothing like pepper jelly glaze on ribs!!

    But to answer the letter of the question: I have cored and quatered, then frozen overnight, then throw the quaters into cryosuck packs in useable amounts.

    If you have enough L, try both ways!!
  7. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I second the pepper jelly.....brine them in a vinegar after slicing them up. or dry them out like said above and re-hydrate them later

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