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What to do with.....excess chillies

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by Dark_Lighter, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Dark_Lighter

    Dark_Lighter Member

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    Hi everyone. Does any one have any good tips for things to do with excess chillies. I have about 3 kg's of them here. I'm ideally after making chilli mash like [​IMG]this but i cant find a recipe for long-term storage (i.e. not in a fridge)

    All other creative and delicious suggestions welcome

    (p.s. I usually freeze them for storage but am after doing something a little more hands on)

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. Shewie

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    We dry a lot of ours out and use them for cooking, they last for years once they've dried and shrivelled up.

    The wife seeded a load of dry ones and coated them in chocolate, different but quite nice I thought.

    We've got a recipe for a good chilli jam kicking about somewhere, I'll try and dig it out.
     
  3. ged

    ged Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I think you can bottle more or less anything vegetable using Kilner jars or similar and then the storage time can be at least a few years. My only reservation with them is that they tend to contain rather a lot, so I feel that smaller jars can offer advantages over larger ones although they take more effort. I've bottled hundreds of kilos of fruit. Come October it seems such a shame to let all those lovely apples go to waste so I'm rushing around with a wheelbarrow for weeks!
     
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    For a few i would add to olive oil and use the oil in cooking, oh and in a bottle of Vodka ;)
     
  5. Peter_t

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    tie up some guy you don't like and force feed them to him:D


    pete
     
  6. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Your wish is answered here... one of the best UK sites for chillis with loads of recipes, growing tips and a forum to ask fellow chilliheads when you get stuck :D
     
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    I make Thai sweet chilli sauce in large batches of small jars - always popular. There is a photo tutorial on here somewhere
     
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    Ooh good link Steve goodjob
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Glad you like it Rich :D
     
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    We had a freezer malfunction.... (well more of an idiot who left the door open moment) and I had bags of different kinds of chillies in there.

    I dried them in the dehydrator and whizzed 'em in the mouli and have the most fantastic chilli powder. It has a kick - probably due to the 5 Dorset Nagas in it :D

    PS anyone going to the open day at Sea Spring farm? It's the home of Dorset Naga and a chilitastic day out! 22nd August
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    If you want a great chilli day out then the chilli festival at West Dean.

    It's already been and gone for this year but put it in your calender for next year :)

    The Benington Lordship chilli festival isn't too bad either
     
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    What a responce!! cheers guys, good ideas a cool chilli forum and some days out planned for next year!! awesome
     
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    You can also use them to flavour oils
     
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    Get a v dry sherry and load it with chillis - the sherry is then decanted after a few weeks. It is then great in cooking, soups etc
     
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    I suppose the standard response in days gone by would be to pickle them.
     
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    It's a pretty good response these days too... Unfortunately, I had a lousy crop this year. :(
     
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    my brother made a chilli and oinion relish with his bumper crop froom this year, its really nice and goes well with brie etc
     
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    Chutney made with Sugar, Chillies, Tamarind Paste, Sultanas, Lime Peel and Vinegar to taste. I do it from time to time with Scotch Bonnet Peppers and it's awseome :)
     

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