Piquillo Peppers with Goat Cheese

Piquillo Peppers with Goat Cheese

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Recipe Rating: 3.47028
Serves 6
These stuffed rolled peppers are a flavorful dish to round out your appetizer spread. Sweet piquillo peppers are wonderful paired with tangy goat cheese and fragrant basil.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar piquillo peppers
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, very thinly sliced
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 3 1/2 ounce log mild firm goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
Method: 
Drain whole peppers and slice vertically, opening gently and removing any seeds. Lay peppers on a clean kitchen towel or paper towels to dry, pressing the surface gently with another paper towel to remove any excess liquid.

Place a 20-inch-long piece of waxed paper or parchment paper on the kitchen countertop. Unfold peppers gently one at a time and lay them skin side down onto the waxed paper, overlapping them. Arrange prosciutto slices over peppers; place basil leaves over prosciutto. Evenly crumble goat cheese over the surface of peppers. Sprinkle evenly with Italian herbs. Using the waxed paper, from the end closest to you, fold up the roll carefully into a pinwheel until it is closed. Press gently and evenly to compact the roll as much as possible.

Using the waxed paper from the end closest to you, fold up the roll carefully into a pinwheel until it is closed. Press gently and evenly to compact the roll as much as possible.

To get a really firm pinwheel, use a ruler or straightedge and press the roll to compact it. Twist ends together and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight to firm up to firm up. Thinly slice.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 110 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 3g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 8g protein.
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