Piquillo pepper emergency!
- AnneInMpls May 13, 2011 09:02 PM
Well, not an emergency, but an urgent request...
I've decided to serve Spanish wines at a weekend wine tasting, so I am scrambling for Spanish ingredients. Has anyone seen any canned or jarred piquillo peppers in town? I would love to approximate Solera's peppers stuffed with goat cheese.
So far, I've checked at Surdyk's - didn't see any, though I was moving quickly. (They did have Spanish chorizo, yay, and some awesome raw-milk Manchego.)
I reread the "Spanish groceries" thread, and will probably call Sur La Table and Whole Foods tomorrow morning. But I would love a more concrete lead for some luscious pequillo peppers!
900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
As coincidence would have it, yesterday I bought a 32.45 oz jar [I think the technical term for the jar is big honkin'] of Del Destino Grilled Sweet Piquillo Peppers at the St. Louis Park Costco. If I remember correctly, it was about $5-6.
I've purchased piquillos at Surdyk's before. I wonder if they were out. If I remember correctly, they are along the wall and between the bread and olive oil near the capers, sardines, etc. I find that they have a nice selection of Spanish ingredients which means less web shopping for me at La Tienda. Surdyk's used to sell Jamon Iberico. An expensive indulgence, but worth it. I hope they bring it back.
Enjoy your wine tasting.
I have had good luck finding piquilla peppers at Trader Joe's, actually. They also have some decent oil-packed yellowfin tuna, and some good-for-the-price anchovies.
Y'all are awesome - thanks! I ran out of time for shopping (too much "research" at the Zipp's and Solo Vino tastings this weekend) but I will be buying some piquillo peppers in the near future. My regular red peppers with goat cheese were a hit - with pequillos, they'd knock people's socks off! Thanks again.
I buy fresh at El Burrito Mercado, they may have canned or jars ... Just another place to call or look.
El Burrito Mercado
175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107
I just thought I would bump this up since Costco in Eden Prairie has jarred piquillo peppers right now.