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2 Jars of Wood-Fire Roasted Piquillo Peppers from Lodosa

2 Jars of Wood-Fire Roasted Piquillo Peppers from Lodosa

Artisanal Specialty of Navarra

All Natural

$23.95 PQ-14-2

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  • Smoky aroma, intense flavor
  • The only wood-fire roasted piquillos
  • Approx. 10 whole peppers
  • Authentic D.O. Lodosa product
  • Great for stuffing
  • Size - 2 x 7 oz/200 gr drained wt

One of our favorite foods in Spain is the wood-fire roasted piquillo pepper. These brilliant red peppers have a sweet, tangy flavor with a touch of smokiness and a bit of spice. And the texture is amazingly firm yet tender, allowing you to enjoy each bite.

We visited our vendor in Navarra years ago to witness the piquillo harvest and roasting process. Peppers arrived by the truckload, bright red and perfectly ripe. They only produce piquillo peppers once a year, during the harvest season in the fall - no shortcuts here, no frozen or green peppers to store for later in the year. Once they run out of peppers jarred from this harvest, you have to wait until the following year to order more!

We then saw the peppers being roasted - but we were surprised to see a modern gas-fired machine. We always presumed that the peppers were roasted over wood, the traditional way. Well, we found out from our friend Patxi that the vast majority of piquillos are now gas-fire roasted. It is just more efficient and cheaper to do.

If you know anything about us, you will know that we could not let this stand! We began working with Patxi and his family to bring back the old ways. Because we work with El Navarrico, a small family company, they were open to the change. Since they had not used wood fires in decades, it took a lot of trial and error to perfect the old way of roasting the peppers.

But they succeeded! And you can taste the difference. The main taste missing with gas fire is smokiness, and smoke is the big difference in flavor for the wood-fire roasted peppers. They have the same sweet, vibrant taste as always, but now with a smoky base that completes the perfect piquillo flavor.

We are proud to now offer the only truly wood-fire roasted piquillo peppers available in the US. El Navarrico even brought back one of its classic black labels for the occasion. They cost a bit more, but we think you will agree that it is a small price to pay for bringing back the true tradition and flavor of piquillo peppers!

Serve at room temperature by themselves, or stuff with tuna or cheese and heat in the oven. They make a beautiful accent to paella as well. There are literally hundreds of recipes calling for piquillo peppers, a unique flavor from Spain.


Ingredients

Piquillo peppers, salt and citric acid as acidulant.

Nutritional Information

Serving size 2 pieces (50g) Servings per container 4. Calories 20, calories from fat 0. Total fat 0g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 135mg, total carbohydrate 4g, dietary fiber less than 1g, protein 0g. Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 70%, Calcium 0%, Iron 5%. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 31 reviews

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JOSE LOPEZ - MIAMI, FL  5 Star Rating

John Hopper - Houston, TX  5 Star Rating
"These peppers are absolutely wonderful. We served them at a Fourth of July gathering - all our guests raved about them. Simply delicious!"

JIM KARN - CECILIA, KY  5 Star Rating
"They are excellent as usual and the service was exceptional. You can count on our business in the future."

Robert Mayer - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts  3 Star Rating

Judith Greenblatt - NORCROSS, GA  5 Star Rating
"Fresh and delicious peppers!!!"

Louise Burghart - Arlington, VA  5 Star Rating
"I love these peppers, and have been buying them for years. I use them in any recipe calling for roasted peppers, and they add interest even to recipes not calling for the smoked flavor."

peter kesser - memphis, TN  5 Star Rating
"We use the peppers most frequently in our salads. They make what would be an ordinary salad really come alive."

Edith Ward - Citronelle, AL  5 Star Rating

Season Westover - BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NV  5 Star Rating
"Delicious! These are my favorite!"

Maria B - Seaside  5 Star Rating
"These are my favorite piquillo peppers. Are you a fan of delicious flavor? Try these."

Audrey Menzer - Havre de Grace  5 Star Rating

Pablo Quintela - Sunrise  4 Star Rating

TIMOTHY MICHEL - Chicago  5 Star Rating

joseph west - moncks corner  5 Star Rating

Eileen WOODZELL - Castle Rock  5 Star Rating
"Yummy! Provided excellent flavor to my Paella!!"

Sergio Cervetti - Doylestown  5 Star Rating
"Excellent!"

Michael Boggan - Kingsport  5 Star Rating

judy emmings - excelsior  5 Star Rating

Allan Goldbaum - Las Vegas  5 Star Rating

Ron Michels - Livermore  5 Star Rating

Karl E Schweitzer - Bakersfield  5 Star Rating

MARY QUINN - RENO  5 Star Rating

DaVonna Quernemoen - South Bend  5 Star Rating
"Simply Delicious"

Gautam - Carlisle, Massachusetts  5 Star Rating
"The best. Family loved it so much wanted to double the amount we put in the paella -- which we plan to do next year!"

Ben Drew - Cocoa, Florida  5 Star Rating

Sherri Zufall - Arvada, Colorado  5 Star Rating
"Wood Fired--what an EXCELENT idea!"

M. Ferreira  4 Star Rating
"Great flavor. "

Brad Pabian  5 Star Rating

Jaime L  4 Star Rating

Marcia  3 Star Rating
"While the quality of these peppers was fine, I am sure I could buy them in US and they would taste the same."

R.Bell  5 Star Rating
"These peppers have an amazing flavor.Make the best tapas in the world.Olive oil,Cooked chicken,These Piquillo peppers and monterey jack cheese under the broiler.Wonderful!!"

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