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Need to preserve lots of small chili peppers

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Henrietta23, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I'm not even sure what kind. The plant was a Home Depot unplanned purchase. It was in the outdoor section and described as an edible pepper rather than ornamental. They are quite hot. The plant is loaded with green peppers, lots more blossoms and the earliest peppers are turning red. They almost look like a Thai chili. Other than drying some how can I preserve them? Can I pickle them like a jalapeno?
  2. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    I make perrer cauce out of all kinds of peppers. Very easy !! Heat a pint jar with hat water, heat the flat in a pan with aliilte water on the stove to a boiling point, measure about 3/4 of a pint of white vinegar and heat to boiling, pack thea peppers into jars, pour vinegar over peppers ,put the hot flat on jar, screw on the top and wait for them to seal. And it is good with beans or greens.
  3. roosmom

    roosmom Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    upper peninsula
    I use hot peppers in my meatloaf. The whole thing gets used. So I wrap my whole pepper in tinfoil tightly and freeze it. When they are all wrapped they go into the freezer.
    If you have tomatoes (red or green) you could make salsa. I have never pickled them, what would you use for juice? Vinegar?
  4. Jamie

    Jamie In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2008
    Southern Maine
    I'm a big fan of, 'why ask when you can google?'


    google 'pickled thai peppers' for lotsa info.

    or google anything, it's fun. [​IMG]
  5. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:My two tomato plants are going to be far outproduced by this one pepper plant!
    Edited because I misread something. I would imagine a vinegar and sugar brine of some sort. Not too sweet. Guess that's why I'm asking. [​IMG]
    I can certainly google with the best of them but I know many BYCers have some awesome recipes in their repetoire! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2008
  6. camjac

    camjac Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    I have made some hot pepper jelly for the first time this year and it has been a big hit! Neighbors and family have all asked for more and it is really easy. I am not getting so many hot peppers right now that I may have to go and buy some more. You just dump the hot pepper jelly over a block of cream cheese and put out some crackers and it is fantastic!


    2 1/2 Cups finely chopped red bell peppers
    1 1/4 Cups finely chopped green bell peppers
    1/4 Cup finely chopped jalapeno peppers (I use any hot peppers)
    1 Cup apple cider vinegar
    1 (1.75 oz.) package powdered pectin
    5 Cups white sugar

    Place red, green and jalapeno peppers in a large saucepan over high heat. Mix in vinegar and fruit pectin. Stirring constanly, bring mixture to a full rolling boil. Quickly stir in sugar. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off any foam.

    Quickly ladel jelly into sterile jars filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Cover with flat lids and screw on bands tightly.

    Place jars in boiling water canner and process for 5 minutes

    Makes 6 (8 ounce) jars.

    I also am making appetizers that are really easy and people like also.

    Brown 1 lb. sausage. Add to 1 block of cream cheese. Mix thoroughly. Place mixture in seeded and sliced in half jalapeno peppers. Use 1 lb. of bacon (uncooked and sliced in half) and wrap around peppers. Hold bacon in place with a toothpick. Place peppers wrapped in bacon in a 350* oven for about a 1/2 hour or until bacon is cooked. Serve hot. This should make about 25-30 appetizers.
  7. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Oo, good one! Thanks. I've bought hot pepper jelly before but never made. That one is something I'll definitely do.
    These things are little, like less than an inch long.
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I just throw my excess jalapenos in a freezer bag and freeze them until I need them.
  9. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:Thanks. Looks like I'll be able to do a couple of different things. This thing is loaded and in a pot that we'll be able to bring into the house when the frost comes.
  10. camjac

    camjac Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    Have you tried any yet? Are they really, really hot? If so, you might want to adjust the pepper jelly to taste. I know that the hot pepper jelly is really expensive here (like $12 for a half pint) so I think this is what the neighbors are getting for Christmas this year [​IMG]! Since they are so small the appetizer recipe probably won't work but if you have any bigger hot peppers you should try it. My DH loves these and will ask me to make them just for him!

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