Piquillo Peppers stuffed with Goat Cheese

Sweet, smokey, fire roasted Piquillo Peppers are stuffed with tangy goat cheese, drizzled with olive oil, fresh garlic and lemon thyme.  This dish makes a wonderful appetizer or a simple and light dinner when paired with a salad.

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I took this idea from Jacqueline and ran with it …  I love tapas, the idea of sharing many dishes amongst people you enjoy, is just enticing.  Laudalino is not as big as fan as I am, he says it is small portions, that are too expensive and it leaves his stomach and wallet empty.  He is traveling this week so I figured this would make the perfect light dinner when paired with a simply dressed baby lettuce salad and a hearty glass of red wine….. it was!

Recipe:  Piquillo Peppers stuffed with Goat Cheese

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* adapted from Gourmet Ingredients Suite 101

1 jar of fire roasted piquillo peppers

4 oz. goat cheese

2 cloves garlic, microplaned

fresh lemon thyme, lightly crushed in hands

drizzle olive oil

sea salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 350.  Stuff the peppers with the goat cheese, lay in an oven proof dish.  Drizzle with olive oil and microplane garlic over the top.  Bake until the olive oil is slightly bubbling and the cheese is warm and creamy, between 5 – 8 minutes.  Do not over cook or the cheese will fall apart.  Sprinkle with thyme and sea salt. Serve.  Eat.

Comments

  1. Beautiful stuffed piquillos! I love this dish, and yours looks great.

  2. This looks yummy. I made a similar version a few months’ back (but regretfully, didn’t write it down). I love this…ordered it at a tapas place and could eat it every day!

  3. Deanna says:

    These look delicious. What a great appetizer for a dinner party.

  4. I love tapas-style eating too! I’d rather taste small bits of a lot of different things :) These are delicious!

  5. Tapas, mezedes (Greek), appetizers…love them…the night is long, the food plenty and the drink – flowing.

    Roasted red peppers are my fave!

  6. Like the song…these are a few of my favorite things!

  7. This would be a great summer starter.

  8. To say this looks AWESOME would be an understatement. This is immediately bookmarked. (Saw it on @dailyrecipe’s Twitter!)

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  1. [...] Cuban-Style Burgers, Tuscan Garlic Chicken Pasta and Cajun Chicken Pasta from Cassie Craves, Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Goat Cheese from Chez Us, Zucchini and Ricotta Fritters from Chomping the Big Apple, Island Pork Tenderloin [...]

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    [...] Cuban-Style Burgers, Tuscan Garlic Chicken Pasta and Cajun Chicken Pasta from Cassie Craves, Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Goat Cheese from Chez Us, Zucchini and Ricotta Fritters from Chomping the Big Apple, Island Pork Tenderloin [...]

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