Tuesday, August 4, 2015

TIPS: Poblano Peppers

1)  Short Term Poblano Pepper Storage:

Place the fresh peppers into a brown paper bag and store in the crisper section of the refrigerator. Poblano peppers will hold their flavor and quality for 1 week.

2)  Long Term Poblano Pepper Storage 

Poblano peppers freeze quite well. Poblano peppers will keep their best quality for 6 to 8 months if stored in an airtight container or heavy-duty freezer bag and frozen at 0 degrees F.  There are various ways to do this:
- Spread out the individual raw peppers on a baking sheet, freeze them solid, then transfer the individually frozen peppers to a freezer container, OR

- Slice or chop the raw peppers; blanch, cut in half, de-seed, then freeze, OR
Roast the Poblano peppers, leaving the skin on, then freeze, OR

-  Peel the Poblano peppers to improve the texture by removing the waxy skin, then roast, then freeze.

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