Definition of piquillo in English:

piquillo

nounpiquillos

  • A sweet pepper of a variety grown in Spain, often sold roasted and preserved in oil.

    • ‘For the piquillo peppers: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.’
    • ‘Drizzle with the garlic dressing and garnish with the piquillo peppers.’
    • ‘Stock you pantry: good drinkable wines, fresh spices (buy small), good chicken broth, bottles of beans, piquillo peppers, capers, anchovies, etc.’
    • ‘The piquillo peppers from Navarra are good stuffed with goat cheese or with bonito tuna, both of which are sold here.’
    • ‘Arrange the monkfish on top and garnish with the aioli and piquillo peppers.’
    • ‘In a saucepan, combine the reserved cockle liquid and piquillo pepper bottoms.’
    • ‘The Big Brother (eldest, as well as being most generously covered) had the tortellini with piquillo pepper, chorizo and served in a parmesan cream sauce.’
    • ‘On a greased sheet tray, layer the potatoes, filling, piquillo pepper, meat and spinach.’
    • ‘Remove the top two inches from the piquillo peppers and trim the bottoms.’
    • ‘I further consoled myself with a thin-crusted pizza that transcended a quick weekday meal with the addition of caramelized onions and piquillo pepper and with Mahon in place of mozzarella.’
    • ‘Place a stuffed piquillo pepper at one end of the coulis and a mound of Parmesan powder at the opposite end.’
    • ‘A rice garden profligate with mussels, squid, clams, shrimp, sausage and chicken, as well as peas, carrots and piquillo peppers, it was a delight.’
    • ‘For the basil emulsion, in a commercial blender, combine the piquillo peppers, basil leaves, and olive oil and puree until smooth, about one minute.’
    • ‘To serve, place a stuffed piquillo pepper in the center of a plate and spoon some fennel and orange salad and some orange segments to one side.’
    • ‘Bold flavors sometimes bullied the rest of a dish; cheddar and blue cheeses, chorizo sausages, piquillo peppers, red onion, broccoli rabe and broccolini, fistfuls of olives all were overused.’
    • ‘Fire-roasted shrimp with chorizo, piquillo peppers, grilled corn and black rice needed more time on the fire, and the heat of the peppers dominated.’

Origin

Spanish, literally ‘little beak’.

Pronunciation

piquillo

/piˈkiːjəʊ/