This is a delightful appetizer to serve in the fall and winter months, when sweet bell peppers are not in season. Piquillo (“little beak”) peppers are a small sweet pepper traditionally grown in Northern Spain. They’re harvested at their peak, fire roasted and then jarred. They have a unique sweetness and a slight smoky flavor that’s truly addictive.
Here the delicious peppers are stuffed with whipped goat cheese and served with a drizzle of balsamic reduction. It’s a simple and yet utterly delicious appetizer or tapa, one that’ll brighten both your table and your taste buds.
On a side note, I encourage you to make your own goat cheese. It’s extremely easy to do and only requires a bit of planning. It turns out so light and creamy that you might never be tempted to buy fresh goat cheese again!
Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.