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Green Bell Peppers

Madeleine's picture

We have quite a few green bell peppers this year in the garden.  I have been using them fresh in many things, but there really are more than I can use now.  Any suggestions for some long term storage?  Can I roast them like the tomatoes you were all talking about?  And then freeze them?  Thanks for your help!


 


Madeleine
Madeleine
Aberwacky's picture

(post #31406, reply #1 of 3)

Peppers don't require any kind of cooking such as blanching or roasting prior to freezing.  You will lose most of the crisp texture when they're thawed, but the flavor is still the same.


They freeze very easily--when I have a lot to freeze, I just quarter and seed them and freeze in bags.  If you have more time, you could chop them.  Either way, just thaw and use them like you would fresh in any cooked dish.  I like to chop them still partially frozen--makes it easier.


Leigh


 



 


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Gretchen's picture

(post #31406, reply #2 of 3)

I have just frozen a good many red peppers.  I cut them in strips. And I have now found that while they are still frozen they can be broken into small dice.

Gretchen

Gretchen
Madeleine's picture

(post #31406, reply #3 of 3)

Thanks for the information Gretchen and Leigh.  I thought maybe they had too much water content to freeze raw.  I will try just cutting and freezing and use them in recipes later on.

Madeleine

Madeleine