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Dont want these red jalapenos to go to waste!

abbs Nov 6, 2009 02:38 PM

I picked all my jalapenos and kept them in a brown paper bag. After a few weeks i looked in the bag and they all turned red! I cut one open to test...man are they hot! What can i do with them: dry them, roast them, or eat them fresh?!

P.S. some of them did go to good use for the halloween costume... baby red jalapenos + a little wire = killer necklace for the "food fairy!" :D

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    powella Nov 6, 2009 02:44 PM

    I roast my jalapenos, skin and seed them, then plunge into a jar of vinegar. Keeps me happy during the winter, at least until they are gone!

    1. scuzzo Nov 6, 2009 02:44 PM

      Dry them, then grind them up!

      1. soypower Nov 6, 2009 02:59 PM

        Salted chiles..Great condiment for...everything.


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          critter101 Nov 6, 2009 03:36 PM

          Here's a recipe for Cowboy Candy - I used red jalapenos last time, and it was great:

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          1. re: critter101
            geminigirl Nov 7, 2009 12:31 PM

            this stuff is really good, I put it in and on everything!

            Also made jalapeno jelly for the first time this year, and that is good as well, really like it on sandwiches lately!

          2. abbs Nov 6, 2009 03:39 PM

            they're starting to wither.. are they still ok?

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            1. re: abbs
              Cherylptw Nov 6, 2009 04:54 PM

              They're still fine but you should do something with them asap. Why not freeze them whole until you decide how you want to use them? Then you can thaw and use in recipes, pickle them, roast them, etc. I have jalapenos & habaneras in my freezer and just take out what I need.

            2. podunkboy Nov 6, 2009 04:51 PM

              Um, I eat them, but I like to hurt myself...
              Actually, if you cut the seeds and membrane out, mince one up fine, and stir it into brownie batter, it makes a VERY interesting dessert item. I took a pan into work for Halloween, and then one of my co-workers complained about his upset stomach...he ate six of them.
              You can always slice them, put them on wax paper and freeze them, then put the slices in a ziplock bag in the freezer, then just add a few slices as needed to chili or stew or salsa or...

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              1. re: podunkboy
                Vetter Nov 7, 2009 09:17 AM

                Oh, that reminds me. I had the best cornbread once-- it was a good, moist, slightly sweet cornbread, generously littered with diced red jalapeno. Awesome with honey. Dang, now I've got to go find some jalapenos...

              2. alkapal Nov 11, 2009 03:16 AM

                jalapeño jelly. so easy. great for sandwiches, glazes, gift-giving.

                vetter, your cornbread sounds good.

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