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Padron Peppers and Company

 

Source: Bruce Miller
09/01/2010

Have you ever tasted Padron peppers? A Spanish bar food served for munching with drinks, its unique taste is perfectly described by the popular phrase "Os pementos de Padrón, uns pican e outros non" (Galician for "Padrón peppers, some are hot and some are not).

This is the traditional preparation: toss peppers with The Olive Oil Source medium extra virgin olive oil, saute quickly over high heat so the peppers are blistered and charred in spots, toss with fleur de sel or any high quality sea salt. Serve immediately with your favorite quaff. This simple solution works equally well for fresh garden baby potatoes steamed, then grilled and tossed with oil and salt. Or try grilled baby eggplant and Jimmy Nardello sweet Italian peppers with the same preparation.