Padron Peppers in our A-Z - Cooking Index
Also known as Pimientos de Padron, Padron peppers are a very popular Spanish Tapas dish. The story is told that in the 18th Century some Franciscan Monks introduced the Pimientos from Mexico to a small town in Northern Spain called Padron. Today most peppers are grown in Hebron, Galicia and this small town is still the heart of Pimientos de Padron. On the first Sunday of August the Pimientos festival begins throughout the month with thousands of kilos being sold.
Padron Peppers are incredibly easy to prepare at home and are an excellent and unusual starter or snack to go with a pre-dinner drink.