Padron peppers are the business .. A relatively short season unfortunately .. here’s what wikipedia says…
Padrón peppers (Spanish: pimientos de Padrón) are a variety of peppers (Capsicum annuum) from the municipality of Padrón in the province of La Coruña, northwestern Spain. These are small peppers (about 5 cm long), with a color ranging from bright green to yellowish green. Their peculiarity lies on the fact that, while their taste is usually mild, a minority (about 20%) are particularly hot. Whether a given pepper ends up being hot or mild depends on the amount of water and sunlight it receives during its growth.
These peppers are grown along the banks of the river Ulla and its tributary Sar, especially in the greenhouses of the municipality of Padrón, hence the name. This pepper is also currently grown in various places of southern Spain and Morocco. The peppers are picked while their size is still small, starting as soon as mid-May. Traditionally, they were sold in the period going from late May until late October or, on occasion, even early November. However, the introduction of greenhouse plantations has made them available throughout the year.
Padrón peppers are small, with an elongated, conic shape. The taste is mild, but some exemplars can be quite hot, which property has given rise to the popular aphorism Os pementos de Padrón, uns pican e outros non (“Padrón peppers, some are hot, some are not”). Typically, there is no way of determining whether a given pepper will be hot or mild, short of actually eating it.
You have to look out for the ones that will give you a ‘donkey kick’ .. And boy do you know when you get one!
I don’t recall where I got introduced to this lovely Spanish number.. Yet every time I see them I just have to have them.. A particular taste that doesn’t appear anywhere else..
And to eat them?
Simply fry in a little olive oil till blackened.. Adding sea salt at end..
Eat straight away.. Look out for the donkeys .. (Thing is they all look the same.. )
A perfect thing to take on over to Fiesta Friday nineteen..
The pulled pork pancake rolls?
Follow the same as you would chinese duck.. Yet using the pulled pork hand.. Spring onion cucumber and hoisin..