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Jul 10, 2010 05:55 AM

freezing roasted peppers

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

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      1. re: just_M

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

          1. re: just_M

            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.

            1. re: boyzoma

              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.

              1. re: just_M

                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!!

                1. re: boyzoma

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

      2. 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. 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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          1. re: LindaWhit

            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?!