Six Ways to Preserve Chile Peppers

Hot stuff, coming through! Chile peppers are summer's heat incarnate. From hot sauce to pickled peppers to a hot-sweet jelly, here's six ways to capture capsaicin's lightning in a bottle.

Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce
Sriracha to harissa to sambal oelek. Tennessee cherry peppers to chiltepins to habaneros. We've got a peck of piquant pepper potions to tickle even the most calloused palate.
Pickled Jalapeños
Pickled Jalapeños
The simplest way to seize the searing heat of jalapeños (or other chiles) is to put 'em up in a pickle, perfect for nachos or just snacking from the jar.

Escabeche
Escabeche
A classic condiment at the salsa bar, jalapeños bring spark and zing to carrots and onions. (Image via Tasting Table)

Sweet Pickled Chiles
Sweet Pickled Chiles
The sweetness of sugar or honey tempers the burn of chile peppers, creating an intriguing contrast of flavors. (Image via Grow and Resist)
Pepper Jelly
Pepper Jelly
Speaking of sweet heat, put your peppers up in a jelly, delicious served with cream cheese and crackers. (Image via Simply Recipes)
Dried Peppers
Dried Peppers
Dehydrate your peppers to keep them for the long haul, and if you like, grind them up for hot pepper flakes. (Image via Sweet Domesticity)
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