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Old 09-20-2008, 12:49 PM   #1
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Freezing Question???

I just bought a large bag of baby bell peppers (red, orange and yellow) from Sams club, and of course I will not be able to eat them all before they go bad, but I bought them anyway because I knew you guys can help mme!! Am I able to just put these whole in a freezer bad and freeze them or how should I go about it if not??
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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You can roast them, like roasted red peppers, then freeze in plastic storage bags. I roast them by coring, halving and seeding them, then laying them on a baking sheet and flattening a bit. Broil for 8 minutes, then remove peppers to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let steam for 15 minutes, so the skin will peel off easily. Peel, place in plastic bags, squeeze out as much air as possible, and freeze. Then you can use them in any cooked recipe calling for roasted peppers. I did this just this morning with a couple pounds of Anaheim peppers. HTH.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:49 PM   #3
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Well that sounds good but I was kind of hoping to keep them raw....is it not reccomended?
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:14 PM   #4
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Well that sounds good but I was kind of hoping to keep them raw....is it not reccomended?
Well, I didn't think so at first, but I Googled and it looks like you can: Freezing Sweet or Bell and Hot Peppers

Good to know, because I have lots of jalapeno and Tabasco peppers in the garden right now.
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:19 PM   #5
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Thank you so much!! Thats perfect! But it looks like I have some work to do chop chop!
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:55 PM   #6
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I always just chop and throw in a zip lock bag raw, they are perfect to cook with but not good in a raw dish. I have saved lots of peppers that way and very handy to have in freezer.
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When I can get them on sale I'll grab a few and dice some, cut some into strips, and some I just halve.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:15 AM   #8
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My husband is in charge of roasting peppers of all kinds. He puts them under the broiler until they blister (or, if we're cooking out on the grill). When they are good and blackened almost, he throws them in a bag and lets them sit until they are at least room temp. then he peels and cores them and I freeze them. Except when he's making harissa, then he seasons and mixes them. I'm in charge of freezing.
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