Olive-oil-packed Italian or Spanish tuna is a moist filling for these smoky Spanish peppers.
This recipe is made from ingredients featured in The Great Pantry Makeover
Servings: Serves 4
Ingredients 2 cans (6 ounces apiece) tuna in oil, drained1/2 tsp. smoked paprika1/2 tsp. lemon zest1 Tbsp. lemon juice1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oilSea salt and freshly ground pepper1 jar (about 12) whole piquillo peppers12 medium-size whole basil leaves
In a bowl, flake tuna. Add paprika, lemon zest, lemon juice, and oil; mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Dry piquillo peppers on paper towels. Carefully split peppers open, remove seeds, and lay flat. Place a basil leaf on each and top with 1 Tbsp. tuna mixture. Carefully roll to close. Seal each pepper with a toothpick if desired. Drizzle with extra oil and sprinkle with pepper; serve.