Either you have just come home from the farmers market with a bulk supply of fresh jalapeno peppers, or you’ve harvested an abundance of peppers
Preserving Fresh Jalapenos the Easy Way
The jalapeno is the perfect pepper for everything from tacos and nachos to scrambled eggs and salsa with its mild, spicy flavor. It has 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville heat units, unlike the ghost pepper with its 1,000,000 plus fiery-hot units. It is also one of the easiest pepper plants to grow in the vegetable garden. Each plant provides you with 25 to 35 peppers at the end of the season. With so many jalapenos, it’s important to have some good storage information to ensure that none of your pepper crop goes to waste.
Unfortunately, jalapenos do not stay fresh as long as we’d like. Discover how to pick the best ones for storage, how long they last, and the best ways to store them to increase their shelf life. Learn how to store whole, sliced, and cooked peppers in the fridge and ways to prepare them for freezing long-term. For even longer storage, find ways to preserve jalapenos by canning, drying, and pickling. We also put together a range of recipes for adding zest to everything from jellied and candied jalapenos to jalapeno poppers.
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