Piquillo peppers are a complex, rich, spicy-sweet pepper with a distinctive pointed shape (hence “piquillo” which translates to “little-beak”). They’re a famous variety from the Navarra region of Northern Spain that are traditionally hand-picked then washed, slow-roasted over open wood fires and hand-peeled.
The slow roasting process evaporates so much water from the peppers that they lose up to 60% of their weight, concentrating their flavors. Piquillo peppers are traditionally not rinsed after peeling, so tiny specs of the black charred skin are perfectly normal.
The piquillos in the 7.5oz size are produced by a small, family-owned company in Navarra, Spain and certified organic by the Consejo de la Producción Agraria Ecológica de Navarra.