Hot peppers are real delicacies for spicy food lovers. They can be used in all kinds of recipes – hot peppers with vinegar, jam, jam and pickles. They are not difficult to make, but following the instructions and having patience, everything will turn out very well.
For people who love spicy food, it is a delight to consume hot peppers in all kinds of culinary combinations (pickled hot peppers, hot pepper jam, etc.), this vegetable being one that has a lot of benefits for the whole body. In the following, we present a series of recipes that you could put into practice so that you can find the best way to consume hot peppers for winter or other periods.
Hot peppers with vinegar
This is probably the option that housewives most often choose to keep hot peppers in a jar. But there are many ways to do this, and you must find the most appropriate and simple option for you. In this sense, we will present you some ideas:
Hot peppers in vinegar , classic recipe, without boiling – here everything is very simple, because you don't have to cook anything. You need first of all any type of vegetable of this kind you want. If you want something less spicy, you can go for hot peppers in vinegar, Bulgarian, if you want something more fishy, then you can opt for Serrano peppers.
Wash the peppers well and dry them, then place them nicely in the jar, so that they fit as many as possible, if necessary cut them out of the tails, if they come out, until everything looks as beautiful as possible. Pour raw vinegar over them and to each quantity of 800 g add a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of honey or sugar, all being optional.
At the end, the lid is fixed well and you can keep it very simple for winter, hot peppers with vinegar. You can consume them in up to 3 years.
Hot peppers in boiled vinegar – some housewives prefer to keep peppers in vinegar using this boiled liquid. It can be combined with all kinds of other ingredients, so that something absolutely delicious comes out at the end.
If you also want to try such goodies, we suggest this very simple recipe for hot peppers in a jar with water and vinegar. You need: peppercorns, garlic, carrots, vinegar, water, salt and sugar. Mix all the ingredients in a pot (except for the peppers) and let them boil. To 1 liter of vinegar add half a liter of water.
When you want to make hot peppers in vinegar, with boiling, the preparation of these vegetables requires frying them in a little oil. Then, place it nicely in jars, and pour over the mixture made from the above ingredients, after it has cooled. Close the jars as well as possible and keep them in a cooler place.
Hot peppers – if you love to eat pickles as spicy as possible, the next recipe will be to your liking. Prepare the following: hot peppers, vinegar, salt, black pepper (grains), sugar and mustard seeds.
Start by washing the peppers well, then cut them into rounds, also with seeds. If you want to reduce the speed, but also the seeds, you can then wash them. Add in each 400 ml jar, 1 teaspoon of peppercorns and 1 of mustard, place the chopped peppers, press everything well so as to fill the jar, add 1 teaspoon of salt in each container, but also 1 teaspoon of sugar . At the end, pour vinegar over them, until the jar is full, fix the lid and that's about it. No need to boil or who knows what other procedure, but everything is easy and in about a month you can enjoy hot peppers in vinegar , with many health benefits.
Hot pepper jam
It is not a single recipe for hot pepper jam, but many more, which housewives try every year, in the desire to keep for the winter (and not only) all kinds of goodies made from this very interesting vegetable. Here are the most popular ones.
Option 1 – Ingredients: 750 grams of red hot peppers, 750 ml of vinegar, 750 grams of sugar.
Preparation: For starters, when you want to make pepper jam, you have to wash them very well and clean them of seeds and tails. Then add the vinegar and sugar to a pot and simmer until a syrup forms.
Meanwhile, take the peppers and grind them in a blender or meat grinder so that they turn into a paste. After you have done this, if the syrup on the fire has set, add the pasta vegetables to form a delicious red hot pepper jam. Let everything simmer for about 40 minutes. This is hot pepper jam, the simplest recipe.
In the end, put everything in small jars, because this hot pepper jam is consumed in small quantities.
Option 2 – Ingredients: 3 kg hot peppers, 2 kg capsicum peppers, 1 kg bell peppers, 1.5 liters of vinegar, 1 kg of sugar, 2 tablespoons coarse salt.
Preparation: First of all, to prepare this hot pepper jam with capsicum, but also with bell peppers, you must wash and clean these vegetables very well, to get rid of seeds and stalks and then grind them in half. a special robot (mixer, mincer, etc.).
The next step is to make the syrup in which to bind the capsicum jam, hot and fatty, which is why in a saucepan let the vinegar boil with the sugar and salt until the sugar melts. Afterwards, this hot pepper jam recipe involves adding chopped vegetables to water. You don't have to wait for the syrup to make, but you can then leave everything on low heat until you reach the desired consistency. And this is a hot pepper jam, a simple recipe.
Option 3 – Ingredients: 500 grams of hot peppers, 3 donuts, 500 grams of sugar, 500 ml of vinegar.
Preparation : To put into practice this hot pepper jam recipe, you must start by preparing the main ingredients. Wash and clean the pepper and donut seeds, put them in the machine or chop them very well, so that everything is as small as possible.
On the fire, in a pot, add for this hot pepper jam, with donuts, vinegar and sugar and let it boil, after the mixture has boiled for another 5 minutes. Then add the chopped ingredients and let it simmer until it binds.
This hot pepper jam is poured into jars when it is still hot and kept in the pantry, in a dry and cool place.
Option 4 – Ingredients: 12 hot peppers, 75 g ginger, 75 g vinegar, 75 ml water, 1 clove of garlic, 150 g brown sugar and lime juice.
Preparation : For this recipe for hot pepper jam, with garlic, you must proceed in the same way as for other similar variants. You start by preparing the ingredients, more precisely by washing and cleaning those who need such a process.
How to make hot pepper jam in this case? Finely chop the peppers, ginger and garlic in a special appliance, add the other ingredients and mix everything until the sugar melts. Then let it simmer for 10 minutes, pour into jars and seal well. It is a hot pepper jam that is eaten with Indian, Thai or Chinese food.
Variant 5 – Ingredients: 1.5 kg of hot peppers, 500 grams of capsicum, 4 tablespoons of honey, 1.5 kg of sugar, 1 liter of vinegar.
Preparation: This hot pepper jam, with honey (simple recipe), starts from the preparation of the ingredients. Peel a squash, grate it and chop it finely. For this we recommend you to use a robot or a shredder.
The mixture in which the chopped vegetables will be poured for this hot pepper jam, with capsicum, is prepared over low heat, in a pan being incorporated all the ingredients and left until a syrup is formed. Then, add the paste given by the robot and leave it for about 30 minutes, until it binds.
This hot pepper jam with honey is poured into sterilized jars, while it is still hot.
Any hot pepper jam must be prepared carefully, as the substance removed from this main ingredient could be harmful. You must always prepare any recipe for hot pepper jam and not only with gloves, but also in a well-ventilated space.
Hot pepper jam, with numerous benefits for the body (fights inflammation, improves the circulatory system, increases immunity, etc.), is usually a recipe that housewives do not seem to dare to try. However, it is possible that it will become a rule to prepare it every autumn, because in the right combinations (with steak, pizza, cheese, etc.), it is a real delight.
Hot pepper jam
There are also people who choose to consume jam, not hot pepper jam. The preparation is quite simple.
The ingredients are as follows: 750 grams of red bell pepper, 250 grams of red hot peppers, 50 ml of apple cider vinegar, 1 kg of sugar. In total, you will get 750 ml of hot pepper jam, for winter, with sugar.
For starters, peel the peppers and remove the seeds, cut them into slices and boil them in vinegar over low heat until they run out of juice. It will take about 20 minutes, during which time you have to stir them from time to time. After they become soft, let them cool a bit and put them in the blender to form a hot pepper paste, with capsicum, which you will then pass through a thick sieve, to remove the peels.
Add the sugar and the blended puree in a saucepan, and let it simmer, possibly in a cast iron pot , for about 45 minutes, during which time you chew from time to time. At the end, put everything in jars and cover them with a very thick blanket, leaving them to cool until the next day.
Pickled hot peppers without vinegar
This is another interesting recipe that will help you preserve hot peppers for the winter. You need the following ingredients: 2 kg of green hot peppers, 1 clove of garlic, 15 tablespoons of coarse salt, cherry and bay leaves, 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds.
After the peppers have been washed well, they are pricked with a fork, then added to a large bowl, pour over 5 liters of water and add the other ingredients. Place a plate on top, and a little harder on it, to allow the ingredients to stay as pressed as possible. It is left like this for 14 days, after which it is placed in jars, and on top it is poured from the brine in which they stayed.
If you find it a big hassle and you want to make everything much easier, after you have mixed all the ingredients, you can put them in jars from the start, but with the recommendation to keep them in a bain-marie for 30 minutes.
After you have finished reading this text, you will probably find out that it is not at all difficult to make hot pepper jam with honey, plain or with garlic, or to keep more special pickles for the winter. They will be a delight for those who prefer spicy food.
Do not give the false impression that hot pepper jam (simple recipe or a special one) will be extremely spicy, because it is not so. Yes, it is not sweet, but considering that it is not consumed like a regular dessert, it will be exactly what it takes to get your blood moving. In addition, it is a powerful aphrodisiac for both sexes.
Learn to prepare such goodies and dare to try them, to enjoy the benefits of hot peppers in as many combinations as possible.