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Jan 21, 2012 05:07 AM

Abundance of Green Peppers

I ended up with quite a few green bell peppers. Any ideas for dishes to use them? I hate to waste them.

We're not crazy about stuffed peppers, unfortunately.

Thanks for any ideas!

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  1. Core them out, roast them and freeze them or chop them and freeze them into amounts you use for a dish. You can also puree' them with garlic and cilantro to make Recau, a carribian sauce and flavor base, you can freeze that too.

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    1. re: mrbigshotno.1

      Yep, good suggestions. You can dry them, too.

      1. re: wyogal

        Thanks guys. I've never roasted my own peppers, believe it or not. What's the best way? I have a gas stove and oven, and a grill.

        I can freeze the roasted peppers, you think?

        Wyogal, how do you dry them?

        Sorry to be dense!!

        1. re: MRyerson06

          You put them over the flame until the skin is blackened, then put them in a plasic bag and seal (or a bowl and cover). The steam will help separate the skin. Then, when cool enough to handle, rub the skin off, take out the seeds and stem, and then put into a freezer bag.
          To dry, you can chop them, put them on a cookie sheet on the lowest setting of your oven until dry, stir every now and then. Or use a food dehydrator. We have one, got it for making backpacking food. Don't use it much, but it wasn't too expensive, and it works well. I love drying sliced bananas and strawberries.

            1. re: wyogal

              if youre worried about the gas burner method, you can also throw them under the broiler until blackened as well

      2. Although it might be considered a "stuffed" pepper recipe - I really love the chinese dim sum dish with a shrimp mixture on top of a big slice of green pepper - topped with black bean sauce - YUM! I also do my own version at home - raw shrimp (whatever size - I prefer the ones that are about two bite size), diced green pepper (about 1/2") and then I stir fry the shrimp for a minute or two, add in the green pepper and fry for another minute or two - more to just heat the green pepper than cook it - the crunch is really nice, add in some black bean sauce and stir to coat - and then enjoy! Tastes very much like the dim sum dish without all the fuss.

        1. I made poor mans potatoes from the Moro cookbook the other day and it was very good.
          I felt that it could've done with more green peppers and you could easily up it to 5 for this quantity of potatoes.

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