This enthusiasm gets a hold of you sometimes when you come across fresh Capsicum (bell pepper) in the market, especially In times of scarcity! You’d be tempted to buy more than you need.
If you can’t finish what you bought at once, don’t panic because there are better ways to keep them for future use. Here are some of the ways you can keep your peppers;
The easiest way to preserve bell peppers is to freeze them. Peppers are one of the few vegetables that can be frozen without having to blanch first. Surprisingly, frozen peppers do not turn to mush when thawed either. They do lose some of their crispness but maintain the flavor of fresh peppers.
PROCESS THEM INTO PASTE
Sweet peppers can be processed into a paste to elongate their shelf-life. You don’t need a fortune or a special factory to achieve this, you can do it in your kitchen within a short time frame!
CUT INTO SIZES
You can deseed your sweet pepper, cut it into your desired shapes, package them in a Ziploc bag and freeze
If you will not be storing your pepper for long, you can simply keep it in your fridge crisper for about two weeks and you’ll still get a hold of your pepper!
Do you know of any other methods to preserve sweet pepper (capsicum/bell pepper)? Kindly share with us in the comment