I have harvested a bunch of chillies from the garden, so many I thought it’s a great idea to save them. So you can preserve them for future use in two very easy ways. I have discovered: freezing or pickling.
Freezing Red Chilli’s
Take about 8 red chillies and chop really finely
Place half a teaspoon in each section of an ice tray
Fill with mineral water
You can now use each ice cube every time you’re cooking. Add to the saucepan, and flash it into any meal that needs zesting up! Easy!
Red Chilli Pickle
Sterilize one jar and lid by boiling it in water for a while
Chop up your half kilo/ one pound of red chillies, and remove the stems
Soak in 3 tablespoons of salted water for a while and then drain off the water.
Heat one litre of white wine vinegar/cider vinegar and
6 tablespoons of castor sugar
Stuff your jar with chillies and a few lemon leaves
Pour over the heated liquid
Now allow for it to cool down before putting the lid on.
Voila!!! Amazing preserved pickled chillies, that look gorgeous!.