10 spicy pepper hacks

Egg in a Pepper Ring

Egg in a Pepper Ring

  1. Slice bell peppers lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  2. Place the sliced pepper in the bottom of a skillet.
  3. Then crack an egg in the middle to make an egg in a pepper ring.

Pickled Peppers

Pickled Peppers

Make simple infused vinegars with your favorite peppers by combining fresh or dried peppers with vinegar. Store in the refrigerator and use them in marinades and vinaigrettes.

Fresh Pepper Dippers

Fresh Pepper Dippers

Use any sliced pepper as a healthier alternative to chips—Just dip and eat!

Spicy Infused Spirits

Spicy Infused Spirits

Place serrano or any other chiles in your favorite vodka to make a super spicy pepper infused spirit. Chiles taste great in bloody marys and margaritas too!

Decorative Pepper Vase

Pepper Vase

Place colorful peppers inside a vase—Voilà a charming centerpiece.

Simple Bell Pepper Bowl

Bell Pepper Dip Bowl

  1. Create a bowl by cutting a bell pepper in half.
  2. Remove the seeds, so the inside of the pepper is hollow.
  3. Add your favorite dip inside (we like ranch, french onion, hummus or cottage cheese)
  4. Serve as an appetizer with sliced peppers and pita chips.

Pimento Cheese and Pepper Recipe

Pimento Cheese and Pepper Recipe

Roasted peppers are a great addition to pimento cheese. It's easy—try our spicy habanero pimento cheese recipe or combine the following ingredients and mix well:

  • Add 2 c. shredded cheddar with 1 c. provolone cheese
  • 1/4 c. any roasted peppers
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise

Spice Up Your Meals using Roasted Peppers

Roasted Pepper Pizza Recipe

Spice up meals with roasted peppers. Try our roasted pepper pizza recipe or add roasted peppers to one of these:

  • Pizza
  • Burgers
  • Breakfast eggs
  • Dips
  • Hummus

How to Roast Any Pepper

4 Easy Ways to Roast Any Pepper

Get your pepper fix! Learn how to roast any pepper using the following steps.

Steps:

  1. Cut the peppers in half, remove the stem and seeds.
  2. Place the peppers on a baking sheet with the cut side facing down.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450°F and then change it to broil.
  4. Place the baking sheet on the top shelf in the oven and broil until the outer layer of the skin has blackened, about 10-20 minutes.
  5. Place the peppers in a zip-lock bag or other sealable container, seal and let them cool until you can handle them, about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the skins from the peppers. The skins should easily "pinch" off.
  7. You can then individually wrap and freeze peppers for use later.

Freeze Roasted Peppers

Freeze Roasted Peppers

Freezing peppers can make them last longer plus they're convenient to add to meals.

Tips on Freezing Roasted Peppers:

  1. Freeze within a day of roasting to avoid bacteria growth.
  2. Peppers can be frozen with the skin or they can be skinned and deseeded. To deseed peppers, use a spoon and scrape down the sides.
  3. Place peppers in a freezer bag and remove the excess air, seal and place in the freezer.
  4. We recommend labeling the freezer bag with the date, type of pepper and heat level. This makes it easier to identify for future use.

Tips for Thawing Peppers:

  1. Thaw frozen peppers in the refrigerator to avoid bacteria.
  2. Once thawed, add peppers to your favorite pepper recipes, like soups, chili, casseroles and enchiladas.