What to do with.....excess chillies

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Dark_Lighter

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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 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! :)
 

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.
 

ged

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...Does any one have any good tips for things to do with excess chillies ... cant find a recipe for long-term storage (i.e. not in a fridge) ...
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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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 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! :)
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
 

British Red

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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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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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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
 

gregorach

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It's a pretty good response these days too... Unfortunately, I had a lousy crop this year. :(
 

iamasmith

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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 :)