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Oct 27, 2011 12:17 PM

What to do with Red Chillies

I picked a good amount of red chillies from my garden to end the season, any ideas on what to do with them? Make a past and freeze them is what I'm thinking. Any other ideas?

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  1. Chop them up and mix with olive oil.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Motosport

      I was thinking of that too, how long will they last for in oil?

      1. re: ios94

        If they are dried and then out in olive oil they should last a long while. Drizzle on salad or bruschetta and appetizers.

    2. You could also pickle some of them. Do you know what kind of chiles they are? Look for recipes for jalapeños en escabeche or pickled jalapeños and then just sub in your red chiles for the jalapeños. They'll keep for a long time.

      1. My Thai neighbor freezes them whole. I've seen them frozen @ Asian stores as well.

        1. Wash and freeze them, stay good for a year.

          Sun dry them and save for other uses such as Thai curry pastes.

          Dry and fried in oil, serve as condiments.

          Dry first, toast and grind as chili powder, add to noodles (pad Thai).

          Take the above chili powder and lightly fry in oil, serve as condiment for noodles and other dishes.

          Grind/slice and pickle, serve as condiments to Asian noodles.

          Save some seeds for next year. ;)