Posted by Tim Vidra / Monday, August 27, 2012
Preserving Sweet Peppers for Winter Consumption
While I was sitting at home Saturday staring at peppers wrinkling and aging in the fridge, knowing I had already done my Hungarian Lecsó for the season, a timely tweet comes across my feed from Hank Shaw stating "It's time again, time to put up as many jars of these roasted, preserved peppers as I can". Genius!
I had several peppers and was in the middle of trying to do something — anything with them. This was the perfect tweet for a recipe to preserve these beauties until winter!
I am going to let you visit his post for the step by step, but you basically coat peppers in olive oil and roast until blackened:
Place them in a paper bag to steam until cool as this will loosen the skin and make for easy peeling.
You are going to need some vinegar and salt to preserve these babies!
Place them in a jar with olive oil and as Hank suggested, I did boil mine for 10 minutes after closing the jar just to be sure. I am so looking forward to enjoying these mid-winter and I will be sure to remind you when I made these way back in August!
What are you doing to hold on to all of those sweet tastes of Summer? I hope this inspires you at the market this week because these peppers in early 2013 are sure to satisfy!
E.A.T. local E.A.T. well