Friday Night Wine Oh's are back!
Himself and I have been really busy for the past month and we haven't had the energy to blog. Last night I didn't want to cook so we made our usual stop by Spec's and picked up a bottle of Antano Crianza, jamon Serrano, truffle pate, dolmas, a brick of Manchego cheese and a can of piquillo peppers. Odd combination I know, but it all worked together--and no we didn't just pick up one bottle of wine. We grabbed a couple of bottles of Gruve and an Italian wine that I'll blog on later this weekend.
I stuffed the piquillos with a wedge of Manchego cheese and sauteed them in olive oil perfumed with garlic and red pepper flakes, just until the cheese started to brown and bubble. We wrapped the dolmas with some jamon Serrano--the Spec's deli guy gave me a sample of this little treat while I waited on my jamon--good move because he sold me on some dolmas too. We sliced a few pieces of baguette and pate. Dinner was served.
From Food & Wine Oh!
Manchego Stuffed Piquillo Peppers
1 can Piquillo peppers, drained
1/4" slices of Manchego cheese, cut in wedges
1-2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
pinch of red pepper flakes
- Place one slice of cheese in each pepper.
- Heat oil in non-stick skillet and saute red pepper flakes and garlic until the garlic is slightly browned and remove garlic from pan.
- Saute peppers until cheese is bubble and slightly browned and peppers have blistered. Cook peppers in batches. Place on platter and drizzle the flavored oil and crunchy garlic over the peppers. Sprinkle a few extra pepper flakes and serve.
Serves 8 - 10 for appetizers