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22 July 2014

A recipe of Shepherds Ramshorn peppers, which are large sweet chili peppers popular in Italy, stuffed with shrimp and goat cheese.

For this recipe I used the Shepherds Ramshorn, a sweet pepper that hails from Spain. The size of the pepper makes it ideal for a side dish of stuffed peppers, though because it is a thin walled pepper, you don’t want to cook them too long, so choose your ingredients accordingly.

For this recipe, I prepared the Shepherds Ramshorn stuffed with shrimp and goat cheese, and they made for an excellent meal addition.

About the Shepherds Ramshorn (Capsicum annuum) – The Shepherds Ramshorn is a large sweet variety that originated in Spain but now is mainly cultivated in Italy. On the Brix sweet scale, which determines sugar content in fruits and vegetables, it scores higher than the Corno di Toro and Marconi Red varieties.

However, it does take longer to mature than those peppers. In the seed tissue it will have a detectable mild heat. This pepper is a productive pepper plant, especially in cooler shorter summer seasons and it does well in the wet northeast.

It is used to make sweet sauces, raw in salads, roasting and stuffing. The Shepherds Ramshorn chile plants can grow between 2 to 3 feet tall.


5 from 2 votes
Goat Cheese and Shrimp Stuffed Sweet Peppers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A recipe of Shepherds Ramshorn peppers, which are large sweet chili peppers popular in Italy, stuffed with shrimp and goat cheese.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 162 kcal
  • 3 medium sized sweet peppers
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 6 large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Toss the shrimp with about half of the Creole seasoning and some black pepper.
  3. Heat a saute pan to medium heat and add shrimp with the oil. Cook about 5 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through.
  4. Chop the shrimp and add to a mixing bowl.
  5. To the mixing bowl, add goat cheese and remaining seasoning. Mix well.
  6. Slice the peppers in half lengthwise and remove the innards. Set them onto a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  7. Stuff each pepper half with the shrimp-goat cheese mixture.
  8. Bake about 18-20 minutes.
  9. Serve!
Nutrition Facts
Goat Cheese and Shrimp Stuffed Sweet Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Potassium 264mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 87.9%
Vitamin C 185.4%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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