Stuffed red peppers
September 12, 2011 • Category: Main Dish
Piquillo peppers are tasty and mild peppers originating in Spain; I buy them in a jar. I had seen recipes for piquillos stuffed with cheese and served uncooked.
These piquillos are stuffed with a cheese and egg mixture bursting with herbs and spices and baked briefly until they puff up.
Any roasted and jarred peppers can be substituted.
INGREDIENTS: 12 servings for an appetizer or 6 for a main dish
- 3 jars of piquillos
- 8 ounces of goat cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/4 cup of walnuts
- 1/4 cup of whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon of mashed garlic (with salt in a mortar)
- Spices: 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of seven-spice, 1/2 teaspoon of thyme or wild zaatar, 1/2 teaspoon of Aleppo pepper
- 1/4 cup of minced parsley
- 1/4 cup of minced dill (or other herb)
- Prepare the piquillos by laying them flat on a surface on paper towels. Prepare the cream by placing all the ingredients in a food processor and mixing until a thick cream is formed.
- Transfer the cream into a pastry bag and stuff the piquillos with that mixture; (or use a small spoon). Place in small ramequins greased previously with some olive oil and bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about 20 minutes. Serve.
23 Comments • Comments Feed
T and Tea Cake says:
These would make really nice appetizers and what a suprising combination of spices! An extra plus for me is the goat cheese/walnut combination: love it.
On September 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm
Sonia Rumzi says:
Joumana, this is an amazing recipe. Thank you so much. All the ingredients in there are foods my family love. Thank you again! Amazing recipe!
On September 12, 2011 at 4:08 pm
Joan Nova says:
They are so sweet…I love them. This is an excellent stuffing!
On September 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm
I can’t keep with all your wonderful posts. I love having stuffed peppers. Sounds simple and perfect for entertaining.
On September 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm
So many things you can do with peppers. Just posted an Indian pepper pickle. Love your growing collection video demos.
On September 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm
I love wings! And what better way to kick off football season! These look so yummy. I also like the hummus and zataar bread as well. BTW, you were fantastic in those demos-Keep it up!
On September 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm
Beautiful, I can imagine the flavors bursting in your mouth. I would love it on a salad.
On September 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm
These stuffed peppers look wonderful! I love that they are warm, although I’m sure they are good leftover too. What a perfect simple meal with some good crusty bread!
On September 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm
Wonderful with some flatbread! They look really tempting.
On September 13, 2011 at 12:30 am
I saw some fresh ones the other day at the grocery store… didn’t know how to use them, so I didn’t buy them. Hopefully they still have them when I go back on Friday!
On September 13, 2011 at 3:46 am
Piquillos are so delicious and are just the right size. The goat cheese and mozzarella filling sounds fantastic, and I like the idea of baking them so they puff.
On September 13, 2011 at 8:05 am
Pilar.Cook and Spoon says:
Your piquillos look just delicious. They are very common here in Spain and we stuff them in a variety of ways. I have never tried your combination but I think I will. It looks very interesting. Delicious!.
On September 13, 2011 at 9:44 am
Banana Wonder says:
Oooo ooooo oooo I love these babies. I could eat a huge plate of them. So good – thanks for your recipe – I like the idea of just throwing them in the oven too 🙂
On September 13, 2011 at 10:56 am
Wow, these stuffed peppers look great…so tasty and so pretty.
Hope you are having a wonderful week 🙂
On September 13, 2011 at 11:34 am
An amazing appetizer with a good sfuffing Joumana!
On September 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm
Lyndsey ~ The Tiny S says:
I love anything stuffed! These are so colorful and would be a great sddition to any plate! YUM!
On September 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm
5 Star Foodie says:
I love piquillo peppers, your stuffing is excellent with goat cheese!
On September 13, 2011 at 7:43 pm
Noya - gluttonandstu says:
This stuffing looks so tasty!
On September 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm
Really nice recipe Joumana. This is a nice alternative to spicy poppers. Feta would be interesting too. So colorful!
On September 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm
Magic of Spice says:
These look fantastic…love the stuffing mixture 🙂 Great idea, simple and delicious!
On September 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm
I cant believe how good those look! i’m intrigued by the addition of walnuts. The texture must be crazy!
On September 15, 2011 at 12:20 am
Mexico in my kitchen says:
The combination looks mouth watering. I like the idea of baking them for a little while.
On September 15, 2011 at 6:43 am
Très jolis visuellement tes piquillos et délicieusement farcis pour un apéro ou en entrée….
On September 29, 2011 at 10:05 am