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Easy Roasted Red Peppers in Oil, Vinegar & Garlic Recipe

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Piquillo Peppers with Oil, Vinegar and Garlic, Pimientos de Piquillo con Aceite, Vinagre y Ajo

Piquillo Peppers with Oil, Vinegar and Garlic, Pimientos de Piquillo con Aceite, Vinagre y Ajo

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This easy Spanish "tapa" can double as a first course, or side dish. Roasted red peppers are marinated in Spanish extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and fresh minced garlic. Enjoy the peppers on a slice of rustic bread, or as a side dish. Served cold, it makes a great dish for warm summer days. Covered, these peppers keep well in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 whole roasted red peppers, or a dozen roasted piquillo peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Spanish sherry vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • extra virgin olive oil

Preparation:

Note on Peppers: If whole roasted peppers are not available in your supermarket, or if you prefer freshly roasted peppers, you must first roast the red bell peppers, peel and de-seed them. Follow these simple instructions for How to Roast Peppers. Peppers can be roasted in the oven or over a BBQ grill.

Use a dinner-size plate or platter with a lip, so that they oil and vinegar do not spill over the side.

If using bell peppers: Remove seeds from the roasted peppers, if any. Cut each pepper in four pieces and lay on a dinner plate or platter.

If using piquillo peppers: Since these are small peppers (about 3-3.5 inches long), they are already the right size for individual servings. So, drain whole piquillo peppers and arrange them around the plate or platter.

Peel and mince garlic cloves. Place minced garlic in a small bowl and pour in a few tablespoons each of vinegar and oil. Whisk and carefully pour over the peppers.

Serve with slices of rustic bread as a tapa or as a side dish with a meal. These peppers go well with a main course of grilled meat or fish.

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