I first came across these delicious little peppers in Barcelona where they are served as tapas in bars and restaurants. I couldn’t get enough of them and was delighted to find they I can now buy them in Brisbane.
I bought some yesterday at the West End markets.
They are incredibly easy to prepare. I coated them in a little olive oil.
Then I cooked them in a hot pan for a few minutes.
…sprinkled them with salt flakes.
…and ate them.
They are sweet and delicious and very occasionally you get a hot one, which I did, but it wasn’t too hot.
Pimientos de Padron are a variety of peppers from Padron in northwestern Spain. They were originally grown in the 16th century by monks in the monastery of Convento Franciscano who brought them back from the Spanish colonies in South America. Since that time the peppers have been grown by the villagers…and their fame has spread.
Now they are also grown on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland by Richard Mohan and I can buy them at my local market…isn’t that wonderful?
Look at Richard’s website for more information.