lazy preserving of chilli

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  1. Mark Seaton

    Mark Seaton Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Just a quick note to show that not everything needs to be complicated and time consuming.
    I grew a few different varieties of Chilli this year and grew them in different parts of the garden to get an idea of what would work better. Well long story short, they ALL produced way more than I would have ever imagined.
    I gave a heap away to some friends, but wanted to get them all off the bush to make space for new crops. So I got my daughter to help and we picked all of the ripe Cayenne peppers and Red hot embers and put them into the dehydrator. That took a bit more time than I expected. But just a few days ago a friend of mine told me how they do theirs, so I went and picked all the Jalapenos.
    Simple recipe. Cut the tops off.Throw them in a blender. Stuff them in jars. Fill with olive oil. Done.
    We got 4 jars. 1 is in the fridge and being used already :)
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    Hi Mark great result We are having same results with ours fast as I pick them they produce more ours are still flowering and have thousands of fruit on them . My wife calls them Dave's chilli trees as I think they have grown past the Bush stage and arnt showing and sign of slowing down must be the year for it. Cheers Dave
     
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    Yeah, I was going to pull them out, but they are still producing heaps. If they do ever slow down I may get rid of them, but while they are happy, so am I :)
     
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    Looks amazing! Any that I don't turn into hot sauce in the future I will be trying this way instead.
     
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    How long does this method store? I usually just string dry hot peppers and use them over a few months but this would be good for several applications...
     
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    Well this is what I'm doing this afternoon.
     
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    Not sure on how long they last, but as long as they stay completely covered in oil I can't see why they wouldn't last for a long long time.
    And we already had dried a whole heap in the dehydrator, but this was suggested and after tasting them in a dish the wife did last night.... Bloody beautiful!
     
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    As much as my fella loves his hot peppers we will definitely be giving this a go
     
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    Oh boy, a friend planted a jalapeno plant in our garden and it has many fruit on it. I don't even eat jalapeno peppers :) but will preserve them in this manner. At least I could use just small amounts to begin with and perhaps increase it over time. It won't have any lasting affect on the blenders plastic parts will it? I starting to make green smoothies and wouldn't want any lingering heat in them!?
     
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