What do I do with a bag of hot green peppers?
Recently when my wife was in Chinatown, I asked her to pick up some "La Jiao", or hot pepper paste. Instead, she brought home a bag of fresh, hot, green peppers. Now, hot pepper paste I know what to do with, a bag of fresh hot peppers, not so much.
Do you have any recommendations for using these things?
Slice them up and mix them with soy sauce.
Makes a great dipping sauce for dumplings, turnip cakes and even a topping for noodles ("dan dan mien") and rice.
You can just toss the bag in the freezer and use them a few at a time for seasoning. They're fairly easy to chop up while still frozen.
You didn't say exactly how many you had but a good appetizer for a party is Stuffed Peppers. Stuff them with a mixture of cream cheese and cheddar cheese and wrap in bacon. Grill until cooked through and tender. You can get creative with the stuffing and add hot sausage or chorizo as well.
You'll need to use toothpicks to hold them together - make sure you soak the toothpicks in water for a good 20 minutes so they don't burn on the grill