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Green jalapeños

Our wonderful CSA farmers gave us a bag full of green jalapeños. Last night, we made a big batch of escabeche, which used about 2 pounds of them, but we still have a good three pounds left. Any ideas on how to use them or preserve them? My last-ditch effort was going to be to roast and freeze them for later use, but if anyone has a more creative suggestion, I'm all ears.

asked by petitbleu over 3 years ago
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Monita

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added over 3 years ago

You could pickle them. Here's an easy pickling recipe
http://www.foodnetwork...

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added over 3 years ago

We did that already--the escabeche we made contains jalapeños, onions, carrots, and garlic. And as yummy as it is, now that we have 4 quarts of it, I think we should try something else. Thanks, though!

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added over 3 years ago

We usually mince our spare jalapeños, wrap the individually in small pieces of plastic wrap and put them in a zip-lock bag in the freezer. Some we leave the seeds in and others we'll remove the seeds. It is handy to have a few all ready to go. We do the same with other chiles, too. We also roast and freeze our 40-60 pound autumn windfall of green chiles, freezing 2 of them in each snack-size bag.

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added over 3 years ago

I was swamped with jalapeños from the garden this summer and was looking for a recipe that used lots. This one is fantastic, I ended up canning almost a dozen jars and everybody raves about them http://www.simplyrecipes... Recipe does not say anything about canning but I processed them in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes

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added over 3 years ago

I was swamped with jalapeños from the garden this summer and was looking for a recipe that used lots. This one is fantastic, I ended up canning almost a dozen jars and everybody raves about them http://www.simplyrecipes... Recipe does not say anything about canning but I processed them in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes

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added over 3 years ago

Why don't you chop them and freeze them in extra virgin olive oil in an ice cube mold (as it was suggested in the kitchn's post for keeping fresh herbs), and then u can use them for finishing soups, sauces, meat, etc?