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What to do with a load of fresh peppers?

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strong95 Oct 15, 2010 12:37 PM

After a barren and hot summer, my garden is unleashing a bounty of jalapeno, anaheim, poblano, and ancho peppers. I have good recipes for white chili, salsa, and chile rellenos, but I still think I will have more peppers than I know what to do with. I may resort to just giving them away, but any suggestions?

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    ChrisKC Oct 15, 2010 01:55 PM

    When the hatch chilies came in, I roasted them and then froze them unpeeled. Read that tip on here and it works wonderfully. Then you can just take out 1 or 2, peel and proceed. Peel comes right off and seems to protect the flesh. Wish I'd have bought more!

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      Novelli Oct 15, 2010 01:17 PM

      I get tons of peppers every year.

      Should be able to pickle the jalapenos.
      I like fire roasting peppers, peeling them, then bottle them with olive oil, and preserve. I usually wait until they turn red, since they become a bit sweeter.

      Nothing like fresh roasted peppers from the garden for an antipasta

      1. boyzoma Oct 15, 2010 01:11 PM

        Have you ever tried dehydrating them? It can be a lifesaver down the road. Small investment for a big return. Would work fantastic in chili's, etc.

        1. scubadoo97 Oct 15, 2010 12:38 PM

          put some up as pickled peppers. I do this with jalapenos all the time.

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