Tips: Peppers

by on October 10, 2016
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  • Before working with peppers, coat your hands with just a bit of olive oil.  This will protect your skin, and then you can just wash your glove off afterwards
  • The seeds and vein contain most of the heat in a pepper
  • Most of the seeds will be near the stem
  • Green jalapeños will turn red if left on the vine
  • Green bell peppers are just unripe red bell peppers
  • Hatch chilies have the best flavor out of many similar peppers
  • A pepper gets “hotter” if it is stressed during growth
  • A dried pepper should still be slightly pliable
  • When cutting a bell pepper, use the outsides and keep the core intact.  It will stay fresh for 3 days longer.

 

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