This article will be taking you on what to make with frozen peppers and onions.
You know the beauty of cooking is being able to make the best meals with the tiniest ingredients.
And in this case, luckily for you, it is the very famous frozen pepper and onions.
So just read along to get details on how to handle your frozen peppers.
There are several meals and side dishes one can make with frozen pepper and onions. But the most common of them aside from sauce is the ever-famous sautè.
How To Use Frozen Peppers And Onions
How you use frozen pepper and onions depends solely on the meal and recipe you are following.
Here is how to use frozen pepper and onions depending on the meal
Most people believe that it is impossible to use frozen pepper and onion to make a saute.
Well, they are wrong about the impossible part. Yes, it is better to use fresh pepper and onions when making saute but that doesn’t mean you can’t use frozen ones too.
Although using frozen pepper and onions directly when making saute would result in having way too much moisture in the pan.
And you won’t get that nice, slightly brown flavor and feel you are aspiring for.
But what you don’t know is that there is a way to use frozen pepper and onions without getting soggy sautè
First drain the water, because failing to do so could result in watery frozen peppers which in turn are unfit for making sautè.
So to get rid of extra water that is left, spread your peppers out on some paper towels and use some of those paper towels to dab the pepper gently.
Leave them out in an exposed area to dry.
Make sure to cut the pepper and onions while frozen before letting them thaw and dry.
Tip: Cutting the peppers while frozen is easier and wouldn't give a mushy result.
So, What To Make With Frozen Peppers And Onions
There are so many things you can make with frozen pepper and onions. Here are a few of the most common ones.
This dish is fantastic because it combines the flavors of different spicy and earthy ingredients to give this wonderful burst of flavor.
It is also healthy and did I say it has a wonderful flavor? This dish is highly adaptable to your taste.
You can reduce the amount of pepper if heat isn’t your thing or you can add more if you prefer yours spicy.
You might utilize several different sorts, including:
Red Bell Peppers
If you are going for a sweet sauce, red bell pepper is your guy. They are the most mature variety which makes them the sweetest
Green Bell Peppers
Green bell pepper happens to be the bitter one in the trio. This is because it is less mature than the rest.
So if you want a little bit of bitterness, you know what to go for.
Yellow Bell Peppers
Yellow peppers fall between the two. It’s not sweet enough to call mature and it is not bitter enough to call unripe.
If you are looking for a bittersweet flavor, yellow bell pepper is the one to go for.
Tip: You can also make use of chilies and red pepper flakes to add a little extra spiciness.
The following procedure of cooking will bring forth the best result
Get The Pan Hot
You need to make sure the pan is heated properly. After which you can then proceed to add the oil to the hot pan.
Then you can proceed to add the vegetables and other ingredients when the oil is hot enough.
Note: The heat is very important when sauteing to get the desired results.
Add The Onions First
Compared to peppers, onions take longer to sauté. Therefore, you must add them a little bit earlier to the saute pan.
The peppers must be cooked for roughly 10 minutes after being added to the pan until they are soft and slightly brown.
You must allow your vegetables to have enough space around them during sautéing.
There won’t be space for the water to vaporize if the pan is too crowded.
It will become stuck in the pan, causing your vegetables to steam rather than turn a gorgeous, slightly browned color.
The wonderful flavor and taste of the saute come from giving the vegetables some time to simmer.
It is recommended to stir regularly or infrequently rather than continually.
Cook for about 20 minutes and once the vegetables begin to brown at the egg, add your seasoning and a few tablespoons of water.
Butter should not be used when sautéing.
Note: The milk solids in the butter will burn at high temperatures and a really bad taste and smell will remain afterward.
Salsa is a dish made with roasted tomatoes, spices, dried red chiles, and the like.
Fresh salsas are produced with practically the same ingredients you use for your salsa but with some extra ingredients like tomatillos, lime, and other ingredients.
They have different textures and flavors depending on your taste.
I know you are wondering what the difference between fresh salsa and normal salsa is.
Well, the thing is there are two types of salsa, cooked salsa, and fresh salsa.
Salsa without tomatoes is like life without air. The tomatoes are basically what make salsas salsas
Frankly speaking, the pepper is optional. If you don’t like spice, you can eliminate it or substitute it with ginger or any other suitable ingredient.
You can use both green and red onions to add a little bit of flavor and color to your salsa.
Garlic is mostly overlooked due to its size but trust me it has a very powerful flavor.
I believe that your salsa is not complete without garlic and don’t be afraid to add it abundantly because there is no such thing as too much garlic when your salsa is concerned.
The lime adds a strong kick of flavor to the salsa. In case you don’t like your salsa with a strong kick, you can go without the lime.
It is entirely optional. It adds extra spiciness to your salsa but be careful of how much you add.
A tiny bit of sugar helps to equalize the harshness of the tomatoes and lime.
- Chop the vegetables.
- Add all your ingredients to a food processor.
- Chop it up until it’s smoothly chopped in short spurts. You can also make it coarse, it truly depends on your preference.
- In case you don’t have a food processor, you can make your salsa in a blender.
- You can also chop up the vegetables manually and then the chopped vegetable mix together in a container.
A fajita is a dish made with grilled beef that has been stripped with peppers and onions that has also been stripped. It is typically served in a tortilla.
- Olive oil
- Chili powder
- Smoked paprika
- Black pepper
- Slice the peppers and slice the onion.
- Add olive oil, limes, and all the powdered spices to a different bowl.
- The chicken should be cut into strips and combined with the spice blend.
- Olive oil should be heated to an average temperature.
- Add the chicken and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Sliced peppers are then added, and they are cooked for a further 2 minutes, just until heated.
- Top with more lime juice and serve with tortillas or any desired side dish of your liking.
I hope this article has given enough ideas of what to make with frozen pepper and onions.
There are so many meals one can make with frozen pepper and onion and the sky is merely a starting point.
Thank you very much for your time and patience.