Pimientos de Padrón

Padrón peppers come originally from the municipality of Padrón in Galicia, but are now grown all over the world and are generally available from shops, supermarkets or online suppliers. They are small, bright green and slightly elongated. They often go by the name of “Russian Roulette” peppers because most are mild, but the occasional one will blow your head off!

They are a popular tapa and the usual way to serve them is simply fried in olive oil with a little salt until they begin to blister, but there are other recipes including a popular one stuffed with cheese.