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Piquillo Pepper Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 can of piquillo peppers
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a saucepan over medium, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then sauté the garlic until fragrant (30 seconds to 1 minute).
  • Add the entire can of piquillo peppers (juices and all) to the saucepan. Stir to combine, then simmer, uncovered, over medium-low for 5 minutes, or until the juice evaporates.
  • Place the piquillo pepper/garlic mix into a food processor and add the smoked paprika. Process the mix until paste-like smooth and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Pour the mix into a mixing bowl and add the cream and additional tablespoon of olive oil. Stir well to combine.