A Spanish stuffed peppers recipe will be more authentic if you use Spanish peppers instead of the "standard" red bell pepper that is usually associated with stuffed peppers. Spanish peppers are known as piquillo peppers which are a variety of chili pepper traditionally grown in northern Spain.
You can make vegetarian stuffed peppers using piquillo peppers to make great tapas or a quick appetizer that you can serve at your next party. Or you could stuff the piquillo peppers with chorizo sausage and rice to make a meat lover's Spanish stuffed peppers recipe.
Spanish peppers are called Piquillo which means little beak. And they are typically about 2 inches in length and have a triangular shape.
In Spain, these peppers are often served as tapas stuffed with rice, meat, cheese, or seafood. Piquillo peppers have a rich sweet-spicy taste and are quite different from the roasted red bell peppers.
Spanish peppers are hand-picked and roasted in a traditional way. They are then peeled and seeded before they are packed into a jar or tin. I would buy them in jars instead of in a tin to get the most flavor and to avoid heavy metals.
Mix the softened goat cheese with the seasoning and citrus flavors.
Then put the soft cheese mixture into a piping bag and pipe the cheese into whole piquillo peppers.
If you don't have a piping bag, you can use a ziploc bag with a corner cut off instead.
Fill the peppers to 1/2 - 2/3 full - so your able to close the tops of the peppers by pressing the tops together.
a few stuffed peppers on a plate (per serving) and drizzle on toppings
that accentuate the flavors of these vegetarian stuffed peppers.