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What to do with habaneros in my garden?

paisley05 Oct 13, 2008 10:09 AM

This year I got a little carried away and planted way too many hot peppers... and now I don't know what to do. Hot sauce, pepper jelly, any suggestions? Any well-loved recipes? I'd prefer to make something to freeze instead of can, but if needed, canning is okay too.

Thank you!

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    Jane917 Oct 13, 2008 04:01 PM

    I sprinkled the peppers with olive oil and roasted them until some of the skins just started to turn brown. After cooling, I put them whole in freezer bags and tossed them in the freezer. I take out however many I need and chop them up. It works well for me.

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      torty Oct 13, 2008 06:35 PM

      I just drop them into zip lock bags and freeze them. They do not stick together, so when cooking I can justs pop out as needed. They soften once frozen, but for cooked applications, not a problem.

      1. d
        Dee S Oct 14, 2008 07:12 AM

        We dry them and store whole. Grind as needed.

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          fourunder Oct 14, 2008 07:51 AM

          My first choice would be to pick the peppers and sun-dry them on a screen. My next suggestion would be to make a paste or relish of sorts adding aromatics and oils as per your preference.

          1. pondrat Oct 14, 2008 05:31 PM

            I chop them and put them into the pickling liquid for my garlic dills and store for about 3 weeks

            You could probably do it with garlic dills you buy in the store as well...just refrigerate for a week or so.

            Put warning on label !

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              paisley05 Oct 16, 2008 09:53 AM


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