Daily Archives: 20 September 2013

ffwd: tuna-packed piquillo peppers

Tuna Salad

I’ll make this a quick one. As this gets posted by the miracles of technology, I hope to be hanging out with the Doristas that made it to Seattle.

The French Fridays with Dorie recipe for this week is Tuna-Packed Piquillo Peppers. In my bottomless pantry, I had a jar of these roasted Basque peppers (from Trader Joe’s) hanging out, waiting for the right recipe to come along.

I loved the tuna salad. The addition of olives, capers, lemon zest, shallot, and parsley dressed with olive oil and lemon juice was a lovely alternative to a more typical crunchy tuna salad with mayonnaise. For the final product, the piquillo peppers are stuffed with this Mediterranean tuna salad and heated under the broiler.

Savory Ingredients

Dorie suggests the stuffed peppers as a starter. Instead, I served a few peppers for lunch accompanied by a Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad. It was the perfect meal. I don’t know whether I’d bother stuffing the peppers again, but I’d definitely make the tuna salad again.

Tuna Lunch

To see other bloggers’ opinions about this week’s selection, check their links here. We don’t post the recipes, but if you want to try this at home, you can find it in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.