Enjoy Padron peppers as a simple yet elegant appetizer.

“Pimientos de Padron” are the pride of Galicia in northwest Spain. Just cook in a hot olive oil coated frying pan and sprinkled with sea salt before serving. With a delightful pepper flavor, they melt in your mouth.  Keep in mind that about one in ten is hot – so eat thoughtfully!


 2 generous cups of San Juan Island Padron peppers

 1-2 tablespoons organic olive oil

 San Jaun Island Sea salt for sprinkling


Add olive oil to a hot frying pan, when the oil is hot and shimmering, add the peppers.

Cook and stir the peppers until the skins are browned and blistered.

Remove peppers from the pan, arrange on plate, and sprinkle with sea salt to taste.

Submitted by Amanda, adapted from pattysfood.com.