Thursday, 15 August 2019

Help!

I don't often get defeated by vegetables but these peppers?  chillis? in this week's wonky veg box are new to me.  

I'm not wildly keen on chilli and as far as peppers go I buy a few for salads and sauces but they aren't among my favourite vegetables but as these came in the box I'd like to have a go.  So, can you identify them?  I've put a £1 coin on to give an idea of size.

Then, what can I do with all this bounty?  Help!

9 comments:

  1. That is rather a lot to find in a wonky box. I would probably make a green chilli paste, the freeze it in an ice cube tray so I can take a couple out to add to soups and stews etc. Good luck.

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  2. I think they are green chili peppers, and may or my not be hot. I was gifted a bunch hoping for a hot pepper nd they turned out sweet. Either easy, they can be cooked down into a jam or jelly with sugar and something with pectin. It is delicious with cream cheeses on crackers-a favorite easy appetizer in our family.

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  3. Too rough to be jalapeno peppers so I would say green chili peppers.

    Making a jelly to use on top of cream cheese sounds the perfect solution.

    God bless.

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  4. Googling them, it seems as though they could be very hot. Personally I would be tempted to give them away!

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  5. I think they may be padron peppers. These vary in heat, most are like regular bell peppers great to roast, but the odd one will be chilli hot. This isn't known until you eat them. Look at Riverford website for recipe suggestions.

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  6. I would guess padrón peppers too. Maybe taste a little piece to see if they’re spicy? Padrón peppers are delicious roasted in the oven with just salt and olive oil! Good luck!

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  7. I'd say jalapenos. My husband eats them as is. But they can be really good cut in half, stuffed with cream cheese, or stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar and backed. They vary in spice/ heat level but they can be pretty spicy, especially if you don't eat peppers often.

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  8. Oh these are yummy! Shishito https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/sauteed-shishito-peppers-summers-best-new-bite-51153400

    I toss them in olive oil and roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Pop them in your mouth and pull the stem. Enjoy!

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  9. I think it's a bit naughty to put so many of these in the wonky veg box. I like chilli peppers but they can only be used in small quantities.

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