Piquillo peppers, roughly translated as ‘little beak’ in English, are peppers grown in Spain’s northeast. They are sweet and present little to no heat - perfect for those avoiding spicy foods. These peppers are usually stuffed with an assortment of meats and/or seafood and are excellent as part of a tapas course.
Leyenda’s piquillo peppers are not stuffed. They are harvested, roasted, and then preserved in oil. The flavor of the peppers remain intact and lend a bit of their sweetness to the oil in which they are preserved.
These peppers are ready to eat, but can also be used to accompany a variety of dishes. A fresh, summer salad with these delicious peppers will definitely elevate the flavor profile to another level. Or perhaps gently stuffing these with bacalao will create the perfect appetizer to a delicious meal. They work excellently in sandwiches with roasted vegetables and as part of pasta dishes.
Store in a cool dry place.