Padron peppers are one of my favourite tapas dishes. They’re fresh, tender and although slightly bitter have an addictive quality. If you’re in a restaurant, make sure that you order a portion to yourself.
Pardon peppers, also known as Pimientos de Padrón are from the Spanish municipality of Padrón in Galicia Spain. Most pardon peppers are mild but some can be quite hot, making eating them a bit like Russian roulette. Nevertheless I have never come across a hot one, touch wood.
It wasn’t until recently that I thought about making padron peppers at home and I don’t know why it took me so long. They’re the easiest dish to make and have become a firm favourite as a starter. They can be ready in less than 5 minutes so they’re great to snack on whilst waiting for the rest of your food to cook. I’ll try anything to stop myself from heading to the goody cupboard whilst waiting for dinner.
If you’d like to try them for yourself then here’s the recipe. No culinary skills required. It’s super simple.