Padron Peppers

Rather than a recipe with a list of ingredients today’s post is a about suggestions on how to prepare a very simple and delicious tapas. Are you familiar with tapas-style dishes? Tapas are the  the Spanish way of eating appetizers, which means enjoying a small amount of fresh food, normally served with a good glass of wine at bars or restaurants all over Spain.

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Padron peppers is a popular tapas made with small greens peppers normally served whole, grilled or fried with olive oil just enough to blister their skin. After cooking them sprinkle some sea salt over and serve.


  • Padron Peppers to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Olive oil to taste


Better to use a heavy-based pan to fry the padron peppers.

The peppers cook quickly so pay attention not to overcook it.

I fried mines with some gloves of garlic but the traditional recipe, which doesn’t use garlic, is equally delicious.

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Pimentos Padrón

Ao invés de uma receita, com uma lista de ingredientes, o post de hoje são algumas sugestões sobre como preparar uma simples e deliciosas tapas. Você está familiarizado com as tapas? Tapas é a maneira espanhola de comer aperitivos, ou petiscos, o que significa desfrutar de uma pequena quantidade de comida fresca, geralmente servida com um bom copo de vinho em bares ou restaurantes em toda a Espanha.

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Pimentos Padrón é uma popular tapas feita com pequenos pimentões verdes, servidos inteiros, grelhados ou frito com azeite apenas o suficiente para chamuscar a pele do mesmo. Depois de cozinhá-los, polvilhe com um pouco de sal marinho e sirva.

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  • Pimentos Padron a gosto
  • Sal marinho a gosto
  • Azeite de oliva a gosto


Melhor usar uma panela com base pesada para fritar os pimentos.

Os pimentos cozinham rapidamente, preste atenção para não cozinhá-los demais.

Eu fritei os meus com alguns dentes de alho, mas a receita tradicional, que não usa alho é igualmente deliciosa.

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4 Comments Add yours

    1. Iwanttobeacook says:

      Thanks ❤ ❤ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  1. These are so good! You can’t find padron peppers here in NJ. So I actually grew them a few years ago, and guess what?! Out of 5 plants, I didn’t get a single one that would give me mild peppers; they were ALL hot! Just my luck! I’ve since found a substitute for them, Japanese shishito peppers. They taste similar, and to my relief, these are very mild 😄😄

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    1. Iwanttobeacook says:

      Angie I’m really glad you shared your experience with me because growing padron peppers here in the UK is also a challenge, I will definitely try shishito peppers then ❤ ❤ ❤ Thanks!!

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