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freezing roasted peppers

spazita Jul 10, 2010 05:55 AM

Hi. I just bought a jar of fire-roasted red peppers, which says to use within 7 days after opening. Does anyone know if I can freeze these for use after the 7 days?

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    just_M RE: spazita Jul 10, 2010 03:47 PM

    I would, but then I'll freeze almost anything before it goes bad. Roasted peppers always dethaw well.

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      boyzoma RE: just_M Jul 10, 2010 05:18 PM

      +1 - I agree with just_M - the only difference is I have a vacuum sealer and never had a problem.

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        just_M RE: boyzoma Jul 10, 2010 10:49 PM

        I so want one of those!

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          boyzoma RE: just_M Jul 11, 2010 06:05 AM

          Mine has paid for itself many times over. DH bought some shrimp in bulk and I broke it down to meal-size portions and the best thing is that I don't get that "freezer burn" like normal packaging does. Same thing with steaks. They are still nice and red 2 months later! Best investment we could make.

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            just_M RE: boyzoma Jul 11, 2010 11:04 AM

            Its on my must have list. Were the shrimp the little local ones? I never know what to do with those besides toss in/on a salad.

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              boyzoma RE: just_M Jul 11, 2010 04:43 PM

              They were the medium-small ones (not the tiny ones). I freeze them in sizes to use in salads and cocktails. DH loves his shrimp cocktails!!

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                just_M RE: boyzoma Jul 12, 2010 12:52 AM

                Shrimp cocktail is always wonderous. Its those tiny shrimp I have no clue what to do with.

    2. livetocook RE: spazita Jul 11, 2010 01:25 PM

      Ive never frozen the jar ones but, I make roasted peppers all the time for my little one. I just cut them into strips (after seeding/skinning), put them on some parchment paper on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen, scoop them into a bag and Voila, good to go :)

      1. LindaWhit RE: spazita Jul 12, 2010 06:39 AM

        Yes you can. Pat them dry, freeze them flat on parchment paper on a baking sheet, and then put them into a ziplock bag.

        For the poster just_M who wants a vacuum sealer...try the Ziploc vacuum pump and their special bags. They do the trick for me.

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          just_M RE: LindaWhit Jul 12, 2010 09:21 AM

          Thanks LW I'll look into that, its probably easier to find in my tiny town :-)

          IQF as you and others have suggested is the best for usability. Just don't forget to hunt down whoever took your sharpie last, so you can label it. I hate going through my freezer stuff saying WTH is this?!

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