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Wood-Fire Roasted Piquillo Peppers from Lodosa

Wood-Fire Roasted Piquillo Peppers from Lodosa

Artisanal Specialty of Navarra

All Natural

$15.95pq-14
 
  • Smoky aroma, intense flavor
  • The only wood-fire roasted piquillos
  • Approx. 10 whole peppers
  • Authentic D.O. Lodosa product
  • Great for stuffing
  • Size - 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.


Customer Reviews

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    "These wood-roasted peppers are excellent. They have much better flavor than the less expensive gas-fire-roasted peppers. We always use them for paella."

    September 2018

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    "Ninguno como éste."

    July 2018

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    "addictive!"

    February 2018

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    "My son loves the gift"

    January 2018

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    "The piquillo peppers are delicious."

    August 2017

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    "Love to use this making paella and chorizo con garbanzos (sausage and chickpeas). Adds just the right flavor, subtle but delicious."

    August 2017

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    "excellent spicy pimentos"

    July 2017

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    "Delicious "

    July 2017

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    "very good product, really appreciated by my wine group at a sherry tasting"

    July 2017

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    "Superb flavor & just as described. While used in cooking, these peppers are great eating right from the jar!"

    March 2017

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    "These wood-fired peppers have a much more complex and attractive taste than the usual ones which are gas-fired."

    February 2017

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    "Excellent"

    January 2017

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    "Used in an omelet. Added a great flavor."

    July 2016

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    "soft texture and slightly smoky."

    June 2016

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    "the best!"

    May 2016

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    "the best"

    March 2016

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    "Very tasty"

    February 2016

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    "This is the real thing. Not wimpy, watery imitations of piquillos from Lodosa. Fabulous. Bake them stuffed with chevre, garlic, chorizo, then topped with sprinkles of almonds, parsley, and blood orange zest, mmmmm heavenly!"

    February 2016

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    "excellent for stuffing"

    February 2016

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    "I am a new customer and will soon be a return customer."

    January 2016

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    "very good"

    November 2015

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    "These are my favorite piquillo peppers. Are you a fan of delicious flavor? Try these."

    September 2013

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    "Yummy! Provided excellent flavor to my Paella!!"

    April 2013

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    "Excellent!"

    April 2013

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    "Simply Delicious"

    January 2013

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    "The best. Family loved it so much wanted to double the amount we put in the paella -- which we plan to do next year!"

    January 2013

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    "Wood Fired--what an EXCELENT idea!"

    June 2012

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    "Great flavor. "

    October 2011

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

    May 2011

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    "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!!"

    April 2011

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    "Utterly AWESOME! I am a pepper phreak- sweet to hot (not too hot please). Here is a SUPER recipe for these: in a blender or food processor, puree Piquillo peppers (@ a cup), 1 MED Red Bell Pepper, @ TBL spoon Red Wine Vinegar and a tsp honey.... saute in a pan/reduce until thick. Cool, serve on Rice or Pork or GRAB a SPOON. DELICIOUS! "

    October 2010

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    "Excellent!"

    August 2010

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    "PERFECT FLAVOR "

    June 2010

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    "I wish I could give these 10 stars...these peppers are worth every penny!! When I first tasted these I had to do a doubletake and reread the label to see if sugar was added (it's not). These are so sweet (naturally) that they are like candy! I use them right out of the jar in salads and they MAKE any salad into a gourmet delight! They are absolutely addictive!"

    March 2010

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    "Any pepper is going to be good fire roasted,But these are really fantastic.Wish they carried them at my store.Well worth the $.Make great Tapas."

    February 2010

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    "These are a beautiful deep red and delicious."

    December 2009

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    "These are the finest peppers available in the US. Some of the imported Bulgarian peppers are very good, but..naddah..rivals the flavor of the Piquillo from Lodosa. Great firmness too. Excellent! "

    September 2009

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    "Superb flavor in these peppers!"

    September 2009

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