Peppers – Preserving the Harvest

Do you enjoy peppers during the summer months?  Well don’t miss the chance to enjoy them during the winter months too.  Peppers that are frozen are great to use in stir fry, sauteed in your eggs and even have some ready to enjoy stuffed peppers on a cold winter day.  They are not going to be good just to eat fresh or in salads but that is a summer thing!

Freezing peppers is easy to do.  If you follow these steps you can pour out what you need for each meal and keep enjoying for lots of different dishes.

Ingredients:

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Fresh peppers free of blemishes

Wash your harvest.

Prepare them for how you want to use them.  Maybe cut some in strips for stir fry, cut some in halves for stuffing and just hollow out some to leave whole for stuffing.

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Take out the seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lay them out in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Place in the freezer and leave them until completely frozen.

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Pour them into a freezer bag and be sure to label them with the type of pepper and the date.  You don’t want to be surprised with a hot pepper just because it looks like a sweet one!

They are ready to pour out the amount that you need for a meal and put the others back in the freezer to use later.