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Add mini chorizo sausages from La Tienda with the padrone peppers. All cooked in cast iron with ample olive oil and sea salt…
Add mini chorizo sausages from La Tienda with the padron peppers. All cooked in cast iron with ample olive oil and sea salt…
I've found that the best way to cook these little gems is to use a Chinese wok and stir almost continually with a Chinese chuan (aka wok spatula.) I do this outside on a propane burner over very high heat, but a gas stovetop will also work well. The hot (spicy) peppers are almost always the larger ones as they develop heat as they mature. The babies - 2" and under - are almost all "sweet". They're also sweeter earlier in the season. For best flavor, use the freshest peppers available.
I look forward to Padrón peppers every summer. They're quick to prepare and I love their flavor - even the occasional spicy ones!