Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Smoked Duck Breast and Pistachios makes an alluring, enticing appetizer or main course with a full range of flavors that excite the palate. The Yellow Pepper Purée and Chimichurri add greatly to this wonderful dish.
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As an appetizer, this recipe serves nine, and as an entree, it serves six very happy diners.

Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Smoked Duck Breast and Pistachios
 
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Recipe type: Main, Appetizer
Cuisine: Latin American
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces pistachios, shelled
  • 3 ounces mango chutney
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 20 canned whole piquillo peppers, divided (2 reserved)
  • Chimichurri, for garnish
  • Yellow Pepper Purée, for garnish (recipe follows)
  • black sesame seeds, for garnish
  • clarified butter, for garnish
Yellow Pepper Purée
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Cups onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound peppers, yellow bell and remaining piquillo, mixed
  • 2 Cups chicken stock
Instructions
  1. Remove fat from duck breast and render over low heat. When fat is rendered, finely chop breast meat. Reserve 1 tablespoon duck fat.
  2. In food processor, combine duck, pistachios, chutney, salt and pepper; mix until smooth. Transfer to pastry bag.
  3. Pat peppers dry; pipe duck mixture into piquillo peppers.
  4. Clarify the butter and add duck fat. Keep warm.
  5. Set two stuffed piquillos on a plate, open-end down.
  6. Garnish with Yellow Pepper Purée on the plate, 1 teaspoon Chimichurri on each plate, over the peppers, with butter sauce, optional and sesame seeds.
Yellow Pepper Purée
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the onions, garlic, and bell peppers then saute for 10 minutes. Add the chicken stock and two reserved piquillos.
  2. Bring to a boil before reducing heat to simmer, covered, until vegetables are very soft.
  3. Let cool then purée in a processor or blender.
Notes
Yellow Pepper Pureé May be stored for brief periods if refrigerated. Serve with broiled or steamed chicken, fish or use as a garnish.

 

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