NFU Mutual Smallholding Insurance

Author Topic: Freezing green peppers?  (Read 1484 times)

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Freezing green peppers?
« on: October 25, 2019, 09:31:47 am »
Took out most of my pepper plants in the Keder yesterday in anticipation of frosty night (and yes the chicken water containers are frozen this morning ...), so what do I do with the bucket of green peppers that I harvested?

Has anyone frozen them with the aim to then just throw them into various dished during the winter? Do they go all mushy when cooked from frozen?
Or does anyone have an idiot proof recipe for picking green (sweet) peppers? I am not a fan of pickled veg in general, so this would only be a small sample exercise and see if we liked it. I don't want to ferment them.
Voss Electric Fence

DavidandCollette

  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: Freezing green peppers?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2019, 09:54:49 am »
Fantastic book called "Let's Preserve It" by Beryl Wood has recipes in for green pepper chutney  amongst other things

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Freezing green peppers?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2019, 10:21:23 am »
Ok, library has got it... but it's on the "West Area Mobile", which means it will take months to be available... is it worth buying? Abebooks has it for 8.34pounds incl delivery...

henchard

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Carmarthenshire
    • Two Retirees Start a New Life in Wales
    • Facebook
Re: Freezing green peppers?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2019, 01:54:19 pm »
Have never tried, but can be frozen, I believe, but best then used in cooking as they will go soggy when thawed.  It's best (if you can) to freeze the diced/cut peppers 'loose' on a tray first, otherwise they can stick together.
https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-freeze-sweet-peppers-1327676

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Freezing green peppers?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2019, 04:39:49 pm »
Thanks, I will try that with some of them, hopefully not too mushy once cooked...

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Freezing green peppers?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2019, 05:00:35 pm »
I must admit I find chopped frozen peppers remarkably uninspiring.  A bucketful - hmm!   Google 'green sweet pepper chutney recipes' and quite a few come up, especially if you have some chilles and apples to add.  Saves buying the book.
www.scothebs.co.uk

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus - let sleeping dragons lie

DavidandCollette

  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: Freezing green peppers?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2019, 06:41:47 pm »
Anke yes it's worth the money. Loads of recipes for everything you could think of

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Freezing green peppers?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2019, 10:35:13 pm »
Anke yes it's worth the money. Loads of recipes for everything you could think of


I just got it from ebay for 5.80, free post.  Thanks David and Collette.
www.scothebs.co.uk

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus - let sleeping dragons lie

Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Freezing green peppers?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 01:18:53 pm »
I find that gently frying them until just soft stops them going mushy in the freezer. Then freeze them in small quantities to be used in risottos, spag bol. etc.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Freezing green peppers?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2019, 08:32:48 pm »
I find that gently frying them until just soft stops them going mushy in the freezer. Then freeze them in small quantities to be used in risottos, spag bol. etc.
That's what I have been doing in the end - just not got the time and energy for preserving right now... I am however going to order the above preserving book (I am just doing my Xmas book list...), so better prepared for next year.

Alex_

  • Joined Jul 2016
Re: Freezing green peppers?
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2019, 11:10:07 am »
I have never had any issues freezing peppers. We do a lot of wok cooking and just chuck them in the pan.

 

Freezing Eggs

Started by velcro

Replies: 7
Views: 4425
Last post April 19, 2009, 07:24:56 pm
by velcro
Freezing Blood?

Started by MrRee

Replies: 5
Views: 3053
Last post October 02, 2009, 01:58:19 pm
by MrRee
freezing bacon

Started by tangman

Replies: 23
Views: 8188
Last post February 18, 2010, 06:49:11 pm
by Wizard
freezing peas

Started by ellied

Replies: 2
Views: 1540
Last post July 31, 2011, 09:08:10 am
by Dan
Freezing onions

Started by suziequeue

Replies: 8
Views: 2879
Last post October 01, 2014, 10:51:40 pm
by Dans

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Little Peckers

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2019. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS