Shrimp-Filled Piquillo Peppers in Sherry Vinaigrette (Pimientos del Piquillo con Tartar de Langostinos)

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Shrimp-Filled Piquillo Peppers in Sherry Vinaigrette (Pimientos del Piquillo con Tartar de Langostinos)Recipe

Becky Luigart-Stayner

A day ahead, prepare the vinaigrette and cook the shrimp; refrigerate separately.
10 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed pepper and about 1/3 cup greens)


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4 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1 1/8 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 cups water
1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons finely chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
10 small roasted piquillo peppers
2 cups sliced Belgian endive (about 2 small heads)
2 cups trimmed watercress
1/4 cup vertically sliced onion


Combine vinegar and mustard in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add oil, 1/8 teaspoon salt, sugar, and black pepper, stirring with a whisk until blended.

Combine water and remaining 1 teaspoon salt in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Add shrimp; cook 3 minutes or until done. Drain and rinse with cold water; finely chop. Combine shrimp, parsley, and chopped onion in a medium bowl; stir in 4 teaspoons vinegar mixture. Gently fill each piquillo pepper with about 1 1/2 tablespoons shrimp mixture.

Place endive, watercress, and sliced onion on a large platter, tossing to combine. Top with stuffed peppers, and drizzle with remaining vinegar mixture.

Created date

June 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 43
Caloriesfromfat 37 %
Fat 1.8 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 4.1 g
Carbohydrate 2.3 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 144 mg
Calcium 30 mg