This week, I tried my hand at another delicious tapas dish – pimientos del padrón! These are lovely little green peppers that are salty and delicious. I usually don’t like peppers, but this is one of my favorite tapas. It’s a must-try Spanish dish.
There’s a popular saying about pimientos del padrón – “unos pican, otros no” (some are spicy, others aren’t). I haven’t come across a spicy one yet, but I live in hope!
Now, I don’t do much cooking, but I had a serious craving for these. When I saw how easy they were to make, I had to try it out. Luckily, they turned out amazingly well. Trust me, if I can make them, you can too. (Really – I’m the girl who set pasta on fire while it was in a pot of water.)
Best of all? It only takes about ten minutes. So here’s how you make pimientos del padrón:
Ingredients: padrón peppers (or other small green peppers), enough olive oil to put a couple of inches in your pan, and sea salt.
It’s super easy – heat up your pan, add the oil, and when it’s hot, drop in the peppers. I had to put something over my pan because the oil started spitting and I’m a nervous cook.
When they start looking wrinkly and a little brown, pop them out and sprinkle salt on them. ¡Ya está!
These are really yummy, and you can cook as many or as few as you want. They’re an easy way to get a taste of Spanish tapas. Here’s how mine turned out:
Here’s a more official recipe, but I couldn’t find one that was much more difficult than my not-really-recipe:
- Party With Padron Peppers (tessashomemade.com)
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Besos y buen provecho!