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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice View Post
    I freeze mine whole and tip into a freezer bag.
    To use - I use them from frozen. Just take out what I want, leave for a few minutes, cut and scoop out the seeds and chop to the size I want.
    Instant chillies and peppers.


    Seeds are the best part.

    What a waste.

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    I tend to cut the top off before I freeze them as they can be a bit mushy if you don't slice them from frozen. Down to my last dozen from last year.
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    Wow - thanks for this thread. i was thinking that I have too many chilli plants this year and now I think I may have to plant even more next year!

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    I just sling them into the ice cube tray of the freezer and use straight from frozen. Either put whole into the curry (or whatever dish) of chop whilst still frozen. My wife doesn't like really spicy grub so we make it mild and I sprinkle the chopped ones straight onto my plate.....

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    I put them in a processor and wizz them to a paste then put bthem in a freezer bag,sothat when the freezer bag is laid down its the thickness of a bar of chocolate,then you can just break off whay you need.

    It saves alot of space

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    Is the above for red chillies? I have lots of green ones (cayenne) on the plant still. Not sure when they are ready to pick. They are large and long and green.
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    All freeze well, most start off green then turn red based on their variety. I have a few that have turned red, but I will leave them on the plant for a few more weeks to get nice and hot.

    Try a few and see what they are like.

    They all cut very easy when frozen and keep the shape so you can get nice ring shapes with the seeds in the middle.

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    The tupperware carton I use for freezing is strangely in the shape of a carrier bag knotted at the top with a big Tesco sign on the side!
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