Posted by Tim Vidra / Saturday, September 18, 2010
Late Season Bell Peppers
So the garden is winding down and you are wondering what to do with all of those late harvest bell peppers? In all of there beautiful glory, some are green, green/yellow, red, and red/orange. Some are spotted, some have holes, and some are just wrinkled hanging on to the last of the bit of summer as best they can.
I find these some of the sweetest peppers of the season and hate for them to go to waste. An easy way to enjoy these well into winter is to do the following:
- Wash and quarter the peppers.
- This step is really a matter of choice. I sliced mine but you can just as easy do a dice.
- Arrange the slices or dice on a cookie sheet as to not over crowd them and keep them from touching each other. Put them in the freezer for about an hour.
- When you take them out they will be frozen enough so they wont stick together once you put them in freezer bags. This will allow for you to take out the appropriate amount out for soups, stews, omelette's, or a nice winter salsa well into 2011!