Pimientos de Padrón
Cooking time: approx. 5-6 min.
Ingredients: Whole organic peppers, organic olive oil, medium coarse salt.
Traditional preparation: Put a few tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan to heat. Fry the peppers over a high heat until blistered (your choice: some like them well blistered, others slightly). Pour onto a plate and sprinkle with the salt. Pick up pepper by the stem and eat the whole thing. Enjoy with a friend, and especially with a beer or a glass of wine. Try and pick which one will be the hot one!
• Spanish sherry vinegar splashed over after cooking and salting • Stuff peppers with cheese (salty feta, blue, etc) and bake • Batter raw peppers and deep fry.