The little picante peppers have an amazing flavor that's not too spicy! Filled with an artichoke and goat cheese mixture, they make for a zesty "pop in your mouth" one bite appetizer.
Stuffed Picante Pepper Appetizer
- picante peppers, cored and de-seeded
- 8 oz goat cheese
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 C artichoke hearts, minced
- 2 T fresh thyme, minced
- 2 T fresh Italian parsley, minced
- zest from 1 lemon
- salt and pepper
Directions: In a bowl, add minced artichokes, shallots, thyme, parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper to goat's cheese. Mix until incorporated and smooth. Using a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip, pipe mixture into each picante pepper. Arrange on platter and garnish with a bit of the chopped Italian Parsley. Serve immediately or keep in refrigerator wrapped in plastic until ready to serve.