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What shall I do with my lemon chillis?

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I was given a lemon chilli plant as a gift and I now have an awful lot of them, with a loads more still ripening on the plant.

So far I've used them in my scrambled eggs - a nice medium heat, but not much lemon flavour.

Does anyone have any ideas of what to do with them, especially to bring out the lemon flavour?

asked by Rachel Phipps about 2 years ago

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Trena Heinrich
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added about 2 years ago

Rachel - Those are gorgeous peppers! I found this recipe that uses both lemons and peppers which might give you the flavors you are looking for. Here's the link: http://www.pbs.org/food...

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Rachel Phipps
added about 2 years ago

Thanks x

Nancy
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added about 2 years ago

If you have space (freezer), technology (dehydrator) and/or time (dehydrate in oven), there are ways to keep them for use until the next season.
https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=how%20to%20freeze%20fresh%20peppers
https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=how%20to%20dry%20fresh%20peppers
Sorry, no ideas on bringing out the lemon flavor...

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Rachel Phipps
added about 2 years ago

I don't have a dehydrator, but I do have an Aga, so I'll have a play - thanks!

Nancy
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added about 2 years ago

Ah, an Aga!
I envy you that.

pierino
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added about 2 years ago

I don't think you can coax out any more lemon flavor than is already there. But you might use them in combination with lemons by preserving them with lemon slices and salt. They might also work well in a homemade giardeneira.

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Smaug
added about 2 years ago

Looks like a lemon drop pepper-- time to pull out your Peruvian cookbooks.

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