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Peppers for Pickling

What are the best peppers for pickling?

Peppers for Pickling

 

Most peppers work great for pickling, but some of our favorites for pickling include Wax Peppers such as Banana Peppers, Hot Hungarian Wax Peppers, Sweet Hungarian Wax Peppers, Cascabellas, Sweet Cherry peppers, Hot Cherry Peppers, Fresno peppers, and of course any Jalapeno makes a great pickled pepper. Pickling peppers is a great way to use up a lot of peppers and preserve the harvest!

Here are some of our favorite pickled pepper recipes:

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Peppers Recipe
Pickled Jalapeños Recipe
Pickled Fresno Peppers Recipe

Best Peppers for Picking - Pickled Fresno Peppers
Fresno peppers are bright red  2” long conical-shaped peppers that grow upright on very productive plants. Hamlin named the chili "Fresno" in honor of Fresno, California. They are grown throughout California, specifically in the San Joaquin Valley. The Fresno pepper is often confused with a jalapeño but contains thinner walls and often milder heat with 5,000 Scovilles. They are delicious pickled!

 

Peppers for Pickling - Spicy Cucumber Pickles with Jalapenos


Peppers for Pickles:

Of course you can also use peppers to spice up cucumbers for the most delicious spicy pickles! Here's a couple of our favorite spicy pickle recipes:
Spicy Pickles Recipe
Spicy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe



Peppers for Pickling - Jalapenos

 

How to pickle jalapeno peppers:

Pickling jalapeno peppers is one of our favorite ways to use up a large harvest of jalapenos from the garden. Here is one of our favorite recipes: Pickled Jalapeños Recipe

 

Peppers for Pickling - Banana Peppers


How to pickle peppers and keep them crisp?

Rather than using preservatives like calcium chloride, we like to pickle our peppers using the refrigerator method. Of course, these are not shelf-stable, but you can keep them in the fridge, and since they are so delicious, they don't last long! Here's our Easy Refrigerator Pickled Peppers recipe »

 

Peppers for Pickling - you can also marinate peppers!


Marinating Peppers

You can also roast, peel and marinate peppers like red chile peppers, the delicious Piquillo peppers, and Red Bell Peppers to make a delicious topping for pizzas, sandwiches, soups and more. Check out our Marinated Piquillo Peppers Recipe

Peppers for Pickling
Peppers are a great addition to any foodie garden – they add color, flavor, and often heat – and they can be preserved by drying, pickling, canning or even freezing to enjoy the harvest year round.

 

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