Piquillo Pepper Toast

Piquillo Pepper Toast
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This simple toast draws on Spanish influence for its intensely satisfying flavor. Piquillo peppers, which get their name from their shape (they look like bird beaks), have a wonderfully sweet, smoky taste. They are classically paired with a creamy cheese, which is replicated in this toast. It is very important to use a high quality, crusty bread as it is the backbone of the toast.  — PICNIC LA Executive Chef, Alex Resnick
pepper toast
  • 8 slices crusty bread (buying a whole loaf is best)
  • 16 slices bellwether san andreas cheese (or any semi soft sheep’s milk cheese)
  • 16 piquillo peppers
  • 4 tablespoon room temperature butter
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  1. Slice bread into 1/-4- to 1/3-inch-thick slices and toast until golden brown.
  2. Slice cheese as thin as possible. Cutting triangular slices works well.
  3. Butterfly the piquillo peppers so that they look like a large triangle, and remove seeds.
  4. Assembly:
  5. Evenly spread butter onto each piece of toast.
  6. Place a single layer of cheese (2-3 slices), followed by a single layer of peppers (2-3 peppers).
  7. Garnish with a few thyme leaves on each slice of toast.