Frozen: Fortunately, Thai chili peppers freeze really well. I wash the peppers and air dry (or even wipe with soft cloth) to get rid of the moisture. Freeze with stem intact in a freezer bag. It’s good for a year.
What is the best way to preserve hot peppers?
Boil water and vinegar (white vinegar or cider vinegar works well) using a one-to-one ratio. Flavor the brine with sea salt and sugar to balance the flavor; boil for 2 minutes. Pour over the peppers, cover and keep refrigerated for up to a month.
Can you freeze hot peppers for later use?
Freezing Hot Peppers
Wash hot peppers by gently rubbing them under cold running water and then stem. It is not necessary to cut or chop hot peppers before freezing. Package, leaving no headspace. Seal and freeze.
Can you freeze whole hot peppers?
You can freeze chilies whole, and some may prefer this if you’re planning on using them for stuffed pepper dishes. But if you plan on using them cut in any way, it’s best to chop them immediately. Your chilies may not respond quite as well post-freezing. Plus the smaller pieces will thaw much quicker.
Are green Thai peppers hot?
Throughout Thailand, Green Thai chile peppers have been widely adopted into traditional cuisine since their introduction in the 15th and 16th centuries and have a moderate to hot level of spice, ranging 50,000-100,000 SHU on the Scoville scale.
How long do dried chillies last?
To keep dried chiles fresh and keep out insects, store them in an airtight container in the pantry or cupboard or, even better, in the freezer. That’s what Bayless does at home. They’ll keep for up to a year, but for the fullest flavor and potency, use them within three to six months.
Can you dry chillies in the sun?
Sun drying is the best way to dry chili peppers during the summer weather. All you need is to coat the peppers with some oil and lay them flat on a large tray. You can also substitute the tray with a cookie sheet. Ensure that all the peppers are well spaced, cover with a thin mesh or towel.
Can you dry chillies in the microwave?
Just lay the chilies on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave them on high in 15-second intervals until they’re toasted and pliable. It should take around 30 seconds. Cut your peppers in half or quarters so the flesh is open and dries out faster.