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    Like Alice I freeze them whole and scoop out the seeds. I have always believed that the seeds were the hottest part, in which case it would be too hot for me, but if I am wrong it would be good to know and save some time as well as hot fingers!

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    Well, harvested the rest of my chillies from teh plants in the greenhouse thingy.

    A mixture of Cayenne, Jalepeno, Twilight and Purple Tiger. Myriad of colours too.

    Looks like I'm boxing and freezing them them. Was just going to dry them, but then realised quite a few are not yet ripe. Plus it's nice to have some green ones innit?
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    yep freezing is a good way to go i always grow way too many i had 20 different varieties this year but alot of my friends call round for some all through the year and i have just finished using last years i think i may have to get a freezer just for chillis. i do find that sometimes the seeds turn a funny colour but if it is going into a curry or chilli then it is not going to matter and no one will know!!!

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    An interesting thread, i found it very useful. Thanks all
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    I've a few bags frozen, will probably take me a year to get through them all
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    Quote Originally Posted by lainey lou View Post
    I don't know if any of you watched economy gastronomy last week, but on the show they suggested freezing chillies whole by chucking them in a tupperware in the freezer, sounds too good to be true!! Has anyone tried this?
    Works a treat, Lainey Lou; just chop them up and chuck them in whatever you're making. If you want the seeds out, that's easier to do when they're frozen too. They defrost very quickly. I have used them from frozen for both chilli jam and chutney and am still using last year's - no! the year before last's - freezer stored chillies. (Had a really heavy crop in 2008! )

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    Just used 5 from frozen in a curry, they cut like a dream by the time I walk from the deep freezer to the kitchen. Cut the stalks off and throw them in the recycle bin. I slice the whole chilli and every one comments on how I get perfect circles of chilli (including seeds) in my dishes.

    I tell them it's an old family secrete.

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    Default Hottest Part of a chilli

    Quote Originally Posted by annacruachan View Post
    Like Alice I freeze them whole and scoop out the seeds. I have always believed that the seeds were the hottest part, in which case it would be too hot for me, but if I am wrong it would be good to know and save some time as well as hot fingers!
    It is a general misconception that the seed is the hottest part, the seed only contains a small amount of capsaicin, the chemical that makes them spicy. most of it is in the inside of the skin, and the parts (membrane) that the seeds hold on to.

    I will be hopefully freezing some of mine this year since reading this.
    so thanks a lot all! I LOVEEEEEE CHILLI! lol.

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