Padron peppers | CUESA

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Padron peppers

Generally harvested in their green, mild state, this small, flavorful fryer heats up with maturity (0-3,000 Scoville heat units). For a delicious appetizer that is popular in northern Spain, fry them in olive oil until they’re soft and the skins are slightly charred and blistered, then toss with sea salt and serve.

In Season

August, September, October

Recipes with Padron peppers


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