Piquillo pepper emergency!
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.