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SAMANTHA MOLLY

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drying Chillis
« on: July 28, 2009, 20:44 »
I have been picking chillis and stringing them to dry in the kitchen, one was sat on the cooker all night (a hot box) and has gone red...i haven't dried them before and wanted to know if its the heat of the cooker or a normal part of the process?
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Re: drying Chillis
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009, 23:36 »
This reminds me.  I bought a chilli plant in the garden centre sale at the end of the season last year.  Put it in my new greenhouse for a couple of weeks and then decided to dry the chillies.  I strung them on a piece of thread very carefully.  Making sure that the red and green ones were interspersed so that it looked really good.  Put them in the airing cupboard.  When I took them out they were all red!

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Re: drying Chillis
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 19:43 »
Hi
Do you think that it was the heat?

they look so pretty red :-)

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Re: drying Chillis
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2009, 09:08 »
The red is where they are ripening and they will do this on the plant if you leave them. If you have lots of dried chillies try making a jar of harissa paste. Handy stuff to have in the fridge . :)

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Re: drying Chillis
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 14:19 »
I am going to make harissa paste next year so am searching out suitable chilli varieties in readiness.  I did a little bit of research and some of the chillies used in the Tunisian harissa are in fact Indian, Afghan and Spanish. The world is a melting pot isn't it  ;)

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Re: drying Chillis
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 14:26 »
In answer to your orignal question Samanthamolly, chillis just go red when they dry, whether they be on the plant or in a ristra (string) or a hot box on the stove  :D

Clever little things  ;)
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Re: drying Chillis
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 14:30 »
she's probably worked that out by now - as she asked the question 3 years ago ;)

CQ is trying to confuse us all..............

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Re: drying Chillis
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 14:33 »
she's probably worked that out by now - as she asked the question 3 years ago ;)

CQ is trying to confuse us all..............

HoHoHo!

Ho!Ho! Ho! indeed  :lol: :lol: ::)

Seves me right for not reading all the information, doesn't it?

And my excuse is that strange bright light outside keeps distracting me.

What can it be??

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Re: drying Chillis
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 14:35 »
No strange light here -what a shame  :(

Unless you count the ones on the Christmas tree  :D

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Re: drying Chillis
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 18:04 »
Poor you

It was a great lift to the spirit, I can tell you  :D


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