Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Recipes and Menus > Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,529
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/226.2/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
What to do with a huge amount of bell peppers?

So, we have a thrift market here that sells produce as well, so I went and they had red, yellow, and orange bell peppers really really cheap. 4 for $1. If you ever buy them you know how expensive they can be. Usually around $3.50 here for a package of 1 of each color. Aaaaanyways, I have a ton now because I couldn't pass up the deal. Thing is, they need to be used or processed NOW. They will be going bad in a day or so, so I need to figure out what to do with them.

Frozen things/recipes/ideas are very welcome.
__________________
My LC Blog-Low Carbin' Made Simple
Michelle
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 03-26-2014, 10:43 AM   #2
Gadget Gal
 
Charski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Mostly in the kitchen!
Posts: 39,499
Gallery: Charski
Stats: 174 (WW)/145/150 goal 5'5"
WOE: ATKINS, or a slight variation thereof
Start Date: May 2003
You can always dice and freeze them - they're good in soups, stews, or casseroles.

Stuffed peppers springs to mind immediately of course!

Ovenroasted peppers are killer good! I quarter the peppers, clean out the seeds/stem, then just pop them onto a foil or parchment paper-lined baking sheet and stick them into a 400* oven, turning occasionally, til they're done to your liking. They get SO sweet that way. You can drizzle them after cooking with some olive oil and even a little balsamic vinegar, if you like/eat that.

I always used sliced bell peppers of differing colors in my stir-fries too. A fave here is Buta Kimchee - drain the juice from a bottle of kimchee into a bowl - into that, put thinly sliced pork (I use loin, usually) and let it marinate for an hour. You can add some Sriracha or chile garlic paste if you want it hotter. Heat up some peanut or rice bran oil in a skillet and brown off the pork in batches.

When that's done, saute up some peppers and onions, when they're just tender, add the cooked pork and then the kimchee to the pan. Stir and heat through. Really good with some of the shiritake noodles thrown in at the end too!
__________________
It's easy to be miserable. Being happy takes more work. ~~from Ondine, the movie~~

Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck.

I reject your reality and substitute my own! ~~ Adam on Mythbusters
Charski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:56 AM   #3
Blabbermouth!!!
 
rosethorns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Puyallup. WA
Posts: 5,702
Gallery: rosethorns
Stats: 252/140/150
WOE: atkins I eat non allergic food
Start Date: restarted 1-07
I like everything Char said and pickle them in a big jar using Chicken Ladies technique . The one she uses for Claussen pickles. I use it for peppers and cauliflower. YUM
rosethorns is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:58 AM   #4
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,529
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/226.2/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
Thanks guys!

Char-I will probably make some stuffed peppers with some of them. If all else fails, I may just throw them in a ziploc bag and put them in the freezer.

Stir fry sounds great too. I have plenty of shiritake noodles to use too.
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:22 AM   #5
Gadget Gal
 
Charski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Mostly in the kitchen!
Posts: 39,499
Gallery: Charski
Stats: 174 (WW)/145/150 goal 5'5"
WOE: ATKINS, or a slight variation thereof
Start Date: May 2003
Girl, look at your STATS!!! I remember when you were about to go under 300 pounds - now you're closing right in on going under 200. Amazing. You're just amazing.
Charski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:58 AM   #6
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
ljguitar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 4,505
Gallery: ljguitar
Stats: 350++/under 240/wherever 30 net carbs a day leads
WOE: 30 net carbs a day or less...unclean eating
Start Date: August 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by MsWoods View Post
So, we have a thrift market here that sells produce as well, so I went and they had red, yellow, and orange bell peppers really really cheap. 4 for $1. If you ever buy them you know how expensive they can be. Usually around $3.50 here for a package of 1 of each color. Aaaaanyways, I have a ton now because I couldn't pass up the deal. Thing is, they need to be used or processed NOW. They will be going bad in a day or so, so I need to figure out what to do with them.

Frozen things/recipes/ideas are very welcome.
Hi MsW…

Yup - we slice/dice and freeze. We think it's better to de-seed them first rather than toss them in whole. Plus when frozen whole, the condense and produce ice on the inside of the cavity.

These days we vacuum bag and freeze them so they don't freezer burn.




Last edited by ljguitar; 03-26-2014 at 11:59 AM.. Reason: clarified a point...
ljguitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:22 PM   #7
Blabbermouth!!!
 
rosethorns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Puyallup. WA
Posts: 5,702
Gallery: rosethorns
Stats: 252/140/150
WOE: atkins I eat non allergic food
Start Date: restarted 1-07
Oh I just thought of another one. Pizza toppings and sauce , cheese in the pepper and bake. This is really good.

I used to use 1/2 a pepper and fill with shredded chicken alfredo recipe and bake .

Yes you look awesome Ms Woods!!!
rosethorns is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:38 PM   #8
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Soobee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,497
Gallery: Soobee
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: September 2000
Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce Recipe Paleo Weight Loss
4 Red Bell Peppers (capsicums)
Olive Oil
Heat the oven to 350° F. Halve bell peppers, core and deseed them. Rub them inside and out with the olive oil and place on a pan. Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes then flip. Cook for a further 20-30 minutes or until they are brown and the skin is lifting. Allow to cool. Once they are cool, peel off as much skin as you can. Place in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Soobee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:50 PM   #9
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,529
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/226.2/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
Quote:
Originally Posted by ljguitar View Post
Hi MsW…

Yup - we slice/dice and freeze. We think it's better to de-seed them first rather than toss them in whole. Plus when frozen whole, the condense and produce ice on the inside of the cavity.

These days we vacuum bag and freeze them so they don't freezer burn.



Haven't seen you in FOREVER!!!!!!!!! Glad to see you.

Yes of course, seeded and chopped first

Esther and Char, thanks so much. I could have been at goal by now, I've been at it long enough, but my body likes to sit here in this area I'm in lol. I had gained back to 260 over the holidays, as I usually do, but more, and have gotten back down.

Esther I think I'm going to make some green chili chicken in the crockpot today so that sounds like a really great idea, stuff my peppers.

Last edited by MsWoods; 03-26-2014 at 01:01 PM..
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 12:52 PM   #10
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
ljguitar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 4,505
Gallery: ljguitar
Stats: 350++/under 240/wherever 30 net carbs a day leads
WOE: 30 net carbs a day or less...unclean eating
Start Date: August 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by MsWoods View Post
Haven't seen you in FOREVER!!!!!!!!! Glad to see you.
Hi MsW....

Thanks...Can't see you as easily (good thing right?)...

Also you can roast peppers whole on the BBQ and then peel skins, and strip them out and store them in oil. Won't last as long as frozen, but have wonderful flavor when roasted...


ljguitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 06:06 PM   #11
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 138
Gallery: Croton130
I am with Larry. You can also roast them on an open gas flame or put them on a baking sheet in a 400 degree oven. Whatever method you use to 'roast' and char (no pun intended) them, put them in a plastic bag, tie it off and let sit for 20/30 minutes. The skins will come off much easier. Some colors of peppers (can't remember which) peel easier than others.

Then saute garlic in olive oil and pour over the peppers. I do not know if these can be 'canned' to preserve them, but I would imagine you need some acid to do that.
Croton130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 08:01 PM   #12
Gadget Gal
 
Charski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Mostly in the kitchen!
Posts: 39,499
Gallery: Charski
Stats: 174 (WW)/145/150 goal 5'5"
WOE: ATKINS, or a slight variation thereof
Start Date: May 2003
You could pressure can them without the addition of acid. I bet that would be really good in the dead of winter!
Charski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 08:28 PM   #13
Blabbermouth!!!
 
rosethorns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Puyallup. WA
Posts: 5,702
Gallery: rosethorns
Stats: 252/140/150
WOE: atkins I eat non allergic food
Start Date: restarted 1-07
I had this for dinner. I can roasted red peppers. I took a jar of my canned peppers and 8 ozs. of tomato sauce , added herbs and spices and spinned & cooked in my vita mix. Tomato & red pepper soup.

You can use a blender and microwave. You can also add cream ( I'm allergic).
rosethorns is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 08:49 AM   #14
Senior LCF Member
 
Chickamomminy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 172
Gallery: Chickamomminy
Stats: 248/183/148
WOE: Atkins (modified)
Start Date: April 2009
Depending on what I have on hand, I make a roasted veggie soup. Never made it with just peppers, but I bet it would work (I usually add an onion, eggplant if I have some, a few tomatoes). Roast your veggies in the oven with olive oil and salt until tender. Take a couple of cans of chicken broth, put the veggies in with the broth, and then either use an immersion blender or a regular one to make a nice,smooth, yummy soup! You can add a splash of cream and add seasonings to suit your taste. Not exactly a recipe, more one of those tweak as you make things. But tends to be super tasty. Roasting the vegetables makes a nice depth of flavor.
__________________
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” (Lao Tzu)

As of today (3/29/10) I have lost 65 pounds!!! 35 more to go!
Chickamomminy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 09:03 AM   #15
Major LCF Poster!
 
theredhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 2,599
Gallery: theredhead
Stats: 229/152/150
WOE: Atkins/hCG/maintaining EASILY with JUDDD
Start Date: 09/04/03
My first thought was FAJITAS!
theredhead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 09:41 AM   #16
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,529
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/226.2/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
I ended up making a ton of stuffed peppers w/cream cheese, lil smokies, and bacon.
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 07:18 PM   #17
Blabbermouth!!!
 
rosethorns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Puyallup. WA
Posts: 5,702
Gallery: rosethorns
Stats: 252/140/150
WOE: atkins I eat non allergic food
Start Date: restarted 1-07
Quote:
Originally Posted by MsWoods View Post
I ended up making a ton of stuffed peppers w/cream cheese, lil smokies, and bacon.
Awesome!!!I know they were good.
rosethorns is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 11:54 PM   #18
Senior LCF Member
 
JHoberer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 928
Gallery: JHoberer
Stats: 283/177.0/170, 5'10.5", 38
WOE: 1/08: Atkins, 8/11: HCG, 7/12: JUDDD, 10/12: HCG
I slice, dehydrate then powder them in a food processor. Two large grocery sacks bursting full of poblano peppers yielded about 1/2 a ziploc sandwich bag of powder.

SO EASY to put a spoonful in soup or meatloaf or casserole or salsa or eggs... and no chunks for picky kiddos!

I do this with tomatoes too.

And O.M.G. is italian dressing so much better with a spoonful of each! And then mix the italian dressing with mayo for a garden vegetable spread!!
JHoberer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2014, 09:38 AM   #19
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,529
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/226.2/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosethorns View Post
Awesome!!!I know they were good.
They sure were. I tried turkey lil smokies and I really really like the flavor. They have more flavor than the beef, and half the calories. 80 in turkey, 160 in beef, however, they have 1 more carb per serving (3) opposed to beef (2). But I sure didn't eat 5-6 peppers, I had 2-3 max.
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 05:51 PM   #20
Major LCF Poster!
 
Ocean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,072
Gallery: Ocean
Stats: 240/144/ Below 145 5'1.5"
WOE: General Low Carb
Start Date: June 2010
My mom used to grow a lot in her garden. She would slice them and freeze them to have all year. I love low carb sweet and sour chicken. They would be good in that.
Ocean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2014, 07:58 PM   #21
Senior LCF Member
 
gofigr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Rural MN
Posts: 71
Gallery: gofigr
Stats: 233/197/160
WOE: <20 carb
Start Date: Summer 2013
The roasted red bells make a delightful prueed cream soup.

Harry
gofigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2014, 11:57 PM   #22
Senior LCF Member
 
JHoberer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 928
Gallery: JHoberer
Stats: 283/177.0/170, 5'10.5", 38
WOE: 1/08: Atkins, 8/11: HCG, 7/12: JUDDD, 10/12: HCG
Making Doritos in my dehydrator with my ground up tomato and poblano powders... OMG the house smells divine!

Guacamole tomorrow!!!!
JHoberer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 11:21 AM   #23
Senior LCF Member
 
Susan_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 247
Gallery: Susan_C
Stats: 145/125/120
WOE: moderate carbs
I make sausage with peppers and onions when I need to use up some bells.
Susan_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 01:47 PM   #24
Big Yapper!!!!
 
MsWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tx
Posts: 9,529
Gallery: MsWoods
Stats: 399/226.2/169
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 06/22/09
Quote:
Originally Posted by Susan_C View Post
I make sausage with peppers and onions when I need to use up some bells.
I make this ALL the time. How could I forget that.
MsWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2014, 09:27 PM   #25
Senior LCF Member
 
Susan_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 247
Gallery: Susan_C
Stats: 145/125/120
WOE: moderate carbs
Well, next time you get a great deal , sausage peppers & onions will be burned into your memory!

P.S. I also freeze extra peppers, but before I freeze them, I slice them into thin strips instead of dicing them. That way, I can use them for sausage, peppers and onions or fajitas. -If I need diced peppers, I can just throw them on the cutting board and dice them up!
Susan_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:35 PM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.