A few weeks back we pulled all of the peppers we could from our pepper plants and we froze them. There is nothing more delicious in about Mid January than Fajitas or Quesadillas made with garden frozen peppers. (Don't forget the margarita!)
If you don't garden you could do this in the summer when the peppers go on sale. I saw them as low as 50 cents this summer for red and green. Then here is what you have to do:
1. First you have to core and seed the peppers. You can do this in pretty much any fashion that works for you.
2. Cut your peppers into the size you will want to eat them. I usually do half diced and half in strips but this year I opted instead for a hybrid of those two and did them all together.
3. Fill a large pot with water and get it to a rolling boil. You will be blanching the peppers to prep them for freezing.
4. As the water starts to boil fill a large bowl (or two if you are blanching a lot of peppers) with ice and water. Once you are done blanching you will transfer the peppers to the ice bath to stop the cooking process.
5. Place the peppers (don't overcrowd the pot, if you need to do this in shifts than take the extra few minutes and do so) in the boiling water and set your timer for 3 minutes.
8. After 3 minutes on ice spread the peppers on the paper towels.
9. Blot with paper towels and get them as dry as possible.
Lastly, enjoy your garden "fresh" peppers!