Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

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Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Spanish piquillo peppers are traditionally hand-picked, then roasted in wood-fired ovens, peeled and packed into jars or cans. The flavor of wood smoke enhances the distinctive, slight spiciness of these small, triangular, intensely red peppers. Often they’re stuffed with meat or seafood, but here the filling is herbed fresh goat cheese.

Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

10 oz. (315 g.) fresh goat cheese

3-4 Tbs. finely chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish

3-4 Tbs. finely chopped fresh basil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1 jar (12 oz./375 g.) roasted piquillo peppers (about 24 peppers)

1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

For the vinaigrette:

1/3 cup (3 oz./80 ml.) extra-virgin olive oil

3 1/2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar

1 small shallot, minced

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat the broiler.

To make the filling, in a small bowl, use a wooden spoon to mash the goat cheese together with the chives and basil. Season with salt and pepper.

Drain the peppers, but do not rinse them. With your fingers, gently open the stem end of each pepper. Remove any seeds and ribs you can from the insides without cutting or tearing the pepper walls.

With a small spoon or your fingers, carefully stuff about 1 tablespoon of the goat cheese mixture inside each Read The Full Story

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  2. henryshensbcglobalnet on

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  6. My party is in three weeks. In the next few weeks, I have homecoming, my mom is going away, and my party. The dinner I am serving is the hardest thing for me to figure out but to me, it is of least importance.
    My party is pink, black, and silver. It’s a masquerade and so far there will be about 14 of us. I don’t want to serve.. grease foods such as fried or pizzas. I want food that can easily be eaten without a big mess. Most of them will be wearing formal knee-length dresses and I don’t want spaghetti sauce on their new dresses.
    My party is very feminine and classy. I love classy/chic, and any food that is petite and dainty I think I would like. But in the spring, I am having an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party for fun, so I don’t want it resemble a Tea Party menu (lady fingers, petite sandwiches, fruit, etc.).
    For appetizer, I am having a vegetable platter and shrimp cocktails. Both are very light, and I think I want the dinner menu to remain very light for dessert might be a little heavier with cake, ice cream, and truffles. Also, we are going to have activities and I don’t want them to have stomach aches from heavy food.

    Any ideas?

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  8. for my spanish project, i am required to make an authentic spanish meal for my family, but all of the things i find online don’t sound to great tasting. i have two younger brothers who are picky eaters so i cant use a lot of fancy ingredients and stuff. the simpler the better. and i am having the most trouble with the appetizer/soup/salad category…..if you have any great tasting spanish recipes i would be really happy to hear them….thanks!

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  10. My party is in three weeks. In the next few weeks, I have homecoming, my mom is going away, and my party. The dinner I am serving is the hardest thing for me to figure out but to me, it is of least importance.
    My party is pink, black, and silver. It’s a masquerade and so far there will be about 14 of us. I don’t want to serve.. grease foods such as fried or pizzas. I want food that can easily be eaten without a big mess. Most of them will be wearing formal knee-length dresses and I don’t want spaghetti sauce on their new dresses.
    My party is very feminine and classy. I love classy/chic, and any food that is petite and dainty I think I would like. But in the spring, I am having an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party for fun, so I don’t want it resemble a Tea Party menu (lady fingers, petite sandwiches, fruit, etc.).
    For appetizer, I am having a vegetable platter and shrimp cocktails. Both are very light, and I think I want the dinner menu to remain very light for dessert might be a little heavier with cake, ice cream, and truffles. Also, we are going to have activities and I don’t want them to have stomach aches from heavy food.

    Any ideas?

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  13. jdubdoubleu7704 on

    I want to know how much salt in…I don’t want answers like “It depends on the recipe,” “It depends how salty you like it,” just give me an amount and why. A tablespoon? 2 tablespoons?

    Spanish Chorizo & Chicken Chili
    •2 jars piquillo peppers
    •1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
    •2 pounds ground chicken breast
    •3/4 pound chorizo, cut into medium dice
    •2 medium onions, chopped
    •5-6 garlic cloves, chopped or grated
    •2 rounded tablespoons (about 2 palmfuls) smoked paprika
    •1 tablespoon cumin (about a palmful)
    •Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    •1/4 cup sherry or 1/2 cup dry Spanish wine such as Rioja
    •1/4 cup hot sauce
    •2 cups vegetable juice, such as V8 brand
    •3 cups chicken stock
    •Grated Manchego cheese
    •Tortilla chips
    •1/4 cup parsley, roughly chopped
    •Spanish olives with pimentos, halved
    PREPARATION
    Pre-heat a large skillet over medium high heat with 1 turn of the pan of EVOO. Once the oil is hot, add the ground chicken and cook about 7-8 minutes, until it is light golden brown.

    Once the chicken is brown add the chorizo and cook about 5 minutes. Add in the onion and garlic, and cook until onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Pour in the sherry or wine, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan, then add the hot sauce, vegetable juice and chicken stock. Add the smoked paprika, cumin, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    Grind up the peppers in a food processor. Add the puree to the pot and stir to combine. Let simmer 10-15 minutes to let the flavors combine.

    Serve chili in a shallow bowl topped with Manchego cheese, tortilla chips, parsley and Spanish olives

  14. for my spanish project, i am required to make an authentic spanish meal for my family, but all of the things i find online don’t sound to great tasting. i have two younger brothers who are picky eaters so i cant use a lot of fancy ingredients and stuff. the simpler the better. and i am having the most trouble with the appetizer/soup/salad category…..if you have any great tasting spanish recipes i would be really happy to hear them….thanks!

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  16. PolishPokeyPimp on

    for my spanish project, i am required to make an authentic spanish meal for my family, but all of the things i find online don’t sound to great tasting. i have two younger brothers who are picky eaters so i cant use a lot of fancy ingredients and stuff. the simpler the better. and i am having the most trouble with the appetizer/soup/salad category…..if you have any great tasting spanish recipes i would be really happy to hear them….thanks!

  17. everydayGuitarist on

    I want to know how much salt in…I don’t want answers like “It depends on the recipe,” “It depends how salty you like it,” just give me an amount and why. A tablespoon? 2 tablespoons?

    Spanish Chorizo & Chicken Chili
    •2 jars piquillo peppers
    •1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
    •2 pounds ground chicken breast
    •3/4 pound chorizo, cut into medium dice
    •2 medium onions, chopped
    •5-6 garlic cloves, chopped or grated
    •2 rounded tablespoons (about 2 palmfuls) smoked paprika
    •1 tablespoon cumin (about a palmful)
    •Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    •1/4 cup sherry or 1/2 cup dry Spanish wine such as Rioja
    •1/4 cup hot sauce
    •2 cups vegetable juice, such as V8 brand
    •3 cups chicken stock
    •Grated Manchego cheese
    •Tortilla chips
    •1/4 cup parsley, roughly chopped
    •Spanish olives with pimentos, halved
    PREPARATION
    Pre-heat a large skillet over medium high heat with 1 turn of the pan of EVOO. Once the oil is hot, add the ground chicken and cook about 7-8 minutes, until it is light golden brown.

    Once the chicken is brown add the chorizo and cook about 5 minutes. Add in the onion and garlic, and cook until onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Pour in the sherry or wine, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan, then add the hot sauce, vegetable juice and chicken stock. Add the smoked paprika, cumin, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    Grind up the peppers in a food processor. Add the puree to the pot and stir to combine. Let simmer 10-15 minutes to let the flavors combine.

    Serve chili in a shallow bowl topped with Manchego cheese, tortilla chips, parsley and Spanish olives

  18. for my spanish project, i am required to make an authentic spanish meal for my family, but all of the things i find online don’t sound to great tasting. i have two younger brothers who are picky eaters so i cant use a lot of fancy ingredients and stuff. the simpler the better. and i am having the most trouble with the appetizer/soup/salad category…..if you have any great tasting spanish recipes i would be really happy to hear them….thanks!

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