PADRON PEPPERS WITH ROMESCO SAUCE & MANCHEGO CHEESE.
In this recipe, Gourmet Market is bringing to you three classics from Spain; Padron peppers, Romesco Sauce and Manchego cheese. Combined into a very easy and tasty combination, below we will show you how to create a delicious Padron Pepper recipe that you can have ready in around than 5 minutes - a really easy tapa to do at home.
Padron Peppers with Romesco Sauce & Manchego cheese.
Tapas / Spanish Padron Peppers
Add the oil into a frying pan on high heat. When the pan is getting hot, add the Padron peppers and fry them for about 2-3 minutes.
While frying the peppers, open up the romesco sauce and spread half of the quantity over the plate to act as a bed for the peppers.
Once you are happy with the colour of your peppers, remove them from the frying pan and pat dry them.
Place the peppers presentably over the Romesco sauce, and season them with Maldon salt.
As last step, finish them with fine layers of Manchego cheese with the help of a peeler, or you can also grate it over. Either way will be delicious.
What are Padrón Peppers?
Padrón Peppers are small, usually green peppers that carry a mild flavour.
They originate from Padrón in the northwest of Spain, an area that is particularly renowned for its greenery and landscape, which is reflected in the vibrant green colour of the pepper itself. Not all Padrón peppers are green though, they come in a variation of green, red, and orange shades each carrying the delicious flavour.
What do Padrón Peppers Taste Like?
The flavour of this particular pepper is classified as ‘addictive’. The intense burst of a sweet yet nutty combination with an often spicy hit gives this unique pepper a thrill-like experience when eating.
Once cooked, the skin of the pepper begins to soften which releases the underlying sweetness of the pepper, accompanied by a hum of heat from the spice.
In terms of heat level, it’s said on average 1 in 10 Padrón peppers are spicy. When diving into a delicious dish of these peppers keep in mind you may get the occasional burst of spice and you never know when that may be.
How to Serve Padórn Peppers?
These little green peppers can have a big impact on your dish, so much so they can be served on their own. However, they are usually served with fried egg and potatoes. They are also served as a side dish in many tapas restaurants.
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