Recipe Swap #5

Crushed Peppers~
If your family is like mine, crushed "red" pepper is at the table for every meal. It is a great topping for soups, salads, pizza and more. Homemade crushed pepper lets you select your favorite peppers to enjoy year round.
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds (your favorite) hot or sweet peppers*
Instructions
  1. Warning: You will want to wear gloves if you are working with hot, even mildly hot peppers.
  2. To Dehydrate Small or Thin Peppers
  3. Wash peppers by rinsing them lightly with cool water. Leave the stems on.
  4. Set aside to dry while you string a needle with fishing wire or other strong thread leaving about 20 inches of thread.
  5. Pierce the first pepper, slide to end and make a knot that anchors the pepper securely. Then simply thread on the rest of the peppers. At the end make a simple loop for hanging.
  6. Place in a well ventilated room to dry, approximately 6 weeks.
  7. Peppers are completely dry when they are firm and slightly brittle. You do not want any rubbery spots. Remove stems before processing.
  8. Dehydrated Black Chile Peppers ready for stem removal.
  9. To Dehydrate Large Green or Red Peppers
  10. Wash peppers by rinsing them lightly with cool water. Remove stems and carefully slice in half trying not to disturb the seeds. Place on drying racks in dehydrator set at 135 °: with open side up. Dehydrate for approximate 20 hours or until peppers are dried.
  11. When peppers are dried, place in a blender (seeds and all) and blend at a very low speed until skins are chopped to your desired texture. This will take a few minutes.
  12. Warning: Be very careful not to breathe in pepper dust as it will make you sneeze violently. Always use the cover on your blender. Do not open to look in without letting it settle for several minutes first. A face mask is advisable especially with hot peppers.

Soon Ken and Lisa will have an array of beautiful hot and sweet peppers at the farm stand.  If you love peppers I highly recommend you give this a try.  It is the perfect way to savor the flavor of fresh peppers all winter long.

This week we are posting at the following linky parties:  Merry Monday, Make it Pretty Monday, Mostly Homemade Mondays, Turn it up Tuesdays, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Mix it up Monday, The Art of Home-making Mondays, Making Your Home Sing Monday, Inspiration Monday, Something to Talk About, and Thank Goodness It’s Monday.

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Last week we had some great recipes shared on the Recipe Swap.  Our Feature (most viewed) Recipe is the Perfectly Cooked Steak- Without a Grill submitted by Joanna  at Every Day Made Fresh .  Thank you,  Joanna for sharing your recipe at the Recipe Swap.

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Recipe Swap #5

5 thoughts on “Recipe Swap #5

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  • June 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm
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    Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my twitter! We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
    Best,
    Kim

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  • June 29, 2015 at 12:54 pm
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    Thank you so much for the feature! I had no idea that crushed red pepper flakes could be made at home. We use them quite a bit when it comes to the fall, with all the soups and stews. Oh and we also love it year round as a topping for pizzas! :-) Thank you for hosting and have a fantastic week!

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  • June 29, 2015 at 9:57 am
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    Thank you for hosting a real food swap! Enjoy your week!

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