Saturday, September 21, 2013
FFWD Tuna-Packed Piquillo Peppers
As I've mentioned before, I'm a big fan of canned tuna fish. I was pretty excited when I saw this recipe finally got chosen. I was less excited when I started looking online for piquillo peppers - they are so expensive! I decided it was okay for a one-time thing, and after looking at lots of different options (at a pretty wide range of prices) I ordered some nice ones. Selecting which peppers to buy was probably the hardest part of the whole recipe. The tuna fish was a pretty basic recipe (I think it would also work well in a sandwich) and stuffing the peppers was easy. The only challenge for me was keeping the outside of the peppers pretty and clean. I kept getting tuna fish on them. I don't really have the patience for appetizers on weeknights (especially now that we're always trying to eat quickly before Charlotte needs our attention), so I served these together with sandwiches (turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocados) and roasted vegetables (patty pan squash and green beans). The tuna was good, but nothing to write home about. For the cost I wanted to love the peppers, and I didn't think they were that different from regular roasted red peppers. The highlight of this dinner was actually the roasted green beans. I have some nice green bean recipes, but when I just want them as a quick side I almost always boil or steam them. Roasting was delicious. It's definitely a technique I'll use again.