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Old 06-24-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

What can I do with the leftover peppers to keep them fresh? I bought a small can today and have alot leftover. Last time I bought it I threw out the rest, but that seems so wasteful. Any ideas how to use it or keep it fresh? How long will it last in the refrigerator? Is is possible to freeze them or puree them and then freeze them?

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I freeze them.
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I freeze them.
Do you freeze them whole or puree them?
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I freeze them whole. The texture of the peppers is already soft out of the can. Freezing won't make much of a difference. Besides, the'll break up in the dish you're cooking.
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I freeze them whole. The texture of the peppers is already soft out of the can. Freezing won't make much of a difference. Besides, the'll break up in the dish you're cooking.
Perfect! Thanks AndyM, I didnt want to waste them again.
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If you freeze them individually by putting one chile and a little adobo in a puddle and space them out like cookies on sheet pan, after a couple hours you can put them in a plastic bag and take out one at a time as needed.
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Old 06-24-2006, 04:04 PM   #7
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If you freeze them individually by putting one chile and a little adobo in a puddle and space them out like cookies on sheet pan, after a couple hours you can put them in a plastic bag and take out one at a time as needed.
Oh thats a great tip, thanks! I usually only use one or two at a time.
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De nada senora.
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I keep them 2 ways.

I transfer them from the can to a small jar (I always save the small jars that pimientos & marinated artichoke hearts, etc., come in) & keep them in the fridge, dated, for 2 weeks. If I haven't made anything during that time that will use them up, I then put them by the pepper or tablespoon on a sheet of wax paper in the freezer, & when solid I transfer them to a Ziplock bag.
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I keep them 2 ways.

I transfer them from the can to a small jar (I always save the small jars that pimientos & marinated artichoke hearts, etc., come in) & keep them in the fridge, dated, for 2 weeks. If I haven't made anything during that time that will use them up, I then put them by the pepper or tablespoon on a sheet of wax paper in the freezer, & when solid I transfer them to a Ziplock bag.
There is a lot of vinegar and salt in that adobo sauce which makes the chiles pretty well cured. I agree with Breezy that there's no to freeze them all right away if you'll use some in a week or two.

BreezyCooking, I have a hard time throwing away jars of any kind, but I especially like those 2 oz. pimento jars.
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