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Receta de Pimientos de Padrón - Padrón Peppers Recipe

La Tienda Kitchens

  • 15 minutes
  • 6 servings
Padrón Peppers Recipe
Pimientos de Padrón are tiny fresh peppers originally from Galicia in northwest Spain. Sizzled in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, they have a delicious flavor and most are mild. But once in a while you will bite into a spicy pepper - the reason The New York Times coined them "Spanish Roulette!" Our Pimientos de Padrón are grown from Spanish seeds by a family farmer in the U.S. and hand harvested and shipped fresh to our customers.
Rated 5 Stars


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Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill to high. Place peppers in a bowl, add the olive oil, and toss to coat.



When the grill is hot, place peppers on grill in a single layer. Grill uncovered, turning occasionally, until the peppers start to char and blister, about 6 to 8 minutes total.



Remove to a serving plate, sprinkle immediately with sea salt and serve.

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August 2017

Rated 5 Stars

I've found that the best way to cook these little gems is to use a Chinese wok and stir almost continually with a Chinese chuan (aka wok spatula.) I do this outside on a propane burner over very high heat, but a gas stovetop will also work well. The hot (spicy) peppers are almost always the larger ones as they develop heat as they mature. The babies - 2" and under - are almost all "sweet". They're also sweeter earlier in the season. For best flavor, use the freshest peppers available.

October 2016

Rated 5 Stars

I look forward to Padrón peppers every summer. They're quick to prepare and I love their flavor - even the occasional spicy ones!

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