Spanish Tapas Padron Peppers

Spanish Tapas - Padron peppers are best enjoyed as an appetizer prepared in the most simple way by cooking in a hot olive oil coated frying pan and sprinkled with sea salt before serving.

What are Padron Peppers? They are members of the Capsicum  family and are bright green to yellow-green (and sometimes red), 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) long with a thin skin. They have an elongated shape.

They are traditionally grown in Padrón, Galicia (in Northwestern Spain), hence the name.

Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 4

Ingredients

2 generous cups of Padron peppers

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

Sea salt for sprinkling

Padron Peppers Recipe

Instructions

Add olive oil to a hot frying pan, when the oil is hot and shimmering add the peppers.

Cook and stir the peppers until the skin is brown and blistered.

Remove the peppers from the pan, place on a plate and sprinkle with sea salt to taste.

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