Asparagus Salad with Piquillo Peppers and Capers (Ensalada de Espárragos con Alcaparras)

  • dory92064 Posted: 12/31/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Wonderful -- great flavor! This is definitely a keeper. I oven roasted the asparagus at 400 degrees for 10 mins. The only change was not to garnish with chopped hard-boil egg. The piquillo peppers have a little different flavor than regular roasted red peppers and are worth searching for -- you can find them at Trader Joe's. I served the asparagus salad with the other Spanish Menu recipes, the Dried Plum-stuffed Pork Loin in Sweet Sherry Sauce, the Baked Rice and the Orange Yougurt Cake. All the recipes were great. Will make all recipes again.

  • MTN326 Posted: 08/08/10
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    This dish is always a hit. You have to search for piquillo peppers (Whole Foods has them) but it is worth the effort. Dresses up the salad course for a special occasion.

  • pluotsmom Posted: 03/18/09
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    Very good and unique! I wouldn't go to the trouble and expense of getting the fancy bell peppers next time, use regular bottled roasted red bell peppers. Loved the flavors together and it has beautiful presentation.

  • srwfromorange Posted: 05/31/10
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    This recipe was amazinging good. Using the motar & pestle was worth the little bit of extra time, but the taste was so yummy. Husband said the sauce would also be good on pasta salad, think I'll give that one a try.

  • rbraposo Posted: 06/20/11
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    Very nice recipe! I got my Piquillo Peppers at spainbestforless.com...they have the best Spanish ingredients at the best prices!

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