Can I freeze red peppers without blanching or steaming?
Can I freeze red peppers without blanching or steaming? I know I can freeze green peppers without heating.
Wayne County Michigan
Bell or Sweet Peppers
Preparation – Select crisp, tender, green or bright red pods. Wash, cut out stems, cut in half and remove seeds. If desired, cut into 1/2-inch strips or rings.
Heated – Good for use in cooking. Water blanch halves 3 minutes, strips or rings 2 minutes. Cool promptly, drain and package, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Seal and freeze.
Unheated – Good for use in uncooked foods because they have a crisper texture, or in cooked foods. Package raw, leaving no headspace. Seal and freeze.
National Center for Home Food Preservation http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/freeze/pepper_bell.html
Thank you so much for that advice. Mary Johnson
You are welcome.