Tuna-Packed Piquillo Peppers + Socca

Dinner with Piquillo Peppers and Socca

Is it really Friday already?  This week has sure flown by, but at least I found time to cook and blog about this tasty meal.

It’s a two-fer French Fridays with Dorie this week:  I made this week’s Tuna-Packed Piquillo Peppers and a make-up from earlier this summer, Socca from Vieux Nice.

Tuna-Packed Piquillo Peppers

I have been looking forward to making the  Tuna-Packed Piquillo Peppers forever!  I even bought some of the ingredients (the piquillo peppers and  imported tuna) a while back on vacation in anticipation of making this dish.

I liked the olive oil-based tuna salad filling a lot.  It was very flavorful, and much lighter than a mayo-based tuna.  The bright flavors came from lemon zest, capers, shallot, olives, parsley, and lemon juice.   Stuffed in the piquillo peppers, it made a tasty “small plate”.

Socca from Vieux Nice

Socca is a popular street food from Nice.  It is a crepe-like pancake made from chickpea flour.  It was very easy to make:  Mix the chickpea flour with water, olive oil, salt, and fresh rosemary, and let it rest for at least 2 hours.  Pour the mixture into a hot, oiled pan and bake at a high temperature for just a few minutes.

This one was fun to try and we liked it!  I made half the recipe, which was the perfect amount for our dinner.  I especially liked the crispy edges that got soaked in olive oil.  Yum!

The Spread

I served the stuffed peppers and socca with an heirloom tomato caprese salad and steamed Romano beans.  A lovely “Mediterranean-inspired” meal!

The participants of French Fridays with Dorie do not share recipes, but you can find them in Dorie Greenspan’s wonderful book, Around My French Table.  I highly encourage you to check it out!



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7 responses to “Tuna-Packed Piquillo Peppers + Socca

  1. What a fun pairing! Glad we finally made it to your pepper dish 🙂

  2. What a fantastic looking lunch. Glad you enjoyed the peppers.

  3. I’m impressed with the two-fer. I haven’t made the socca yet but it strikes me as a perfect combo. I actually liked these stuffed peppers, especially for lunch. You’ve inspired me to get the socca made next week. You put together a pretty plate.

  4. Everything looks so tasty. Love the look of your table.

  5. What a great two-fer, and the socca makes the tuna look like a real meal instead of an appetizer.

  6. Teresa

    Wow! That’s a great spread.

  7. I knew you’d be happy when this one made the cut. You’ve been nominating the peppers for a long time. The entire meal looks like something special: a great end-of-summer indoor picnic!

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