Padron Pepper (pimientos de Padrón)

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Padron Pepper (pimientos de Padrón)

Scovilles

Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

500 – 2500

The Padron pepper is a variety from the municipality of Padrón in northwestern Spain. These are small peppers (about 5 cm/2” long), with a color ranging from bright green to yellowish green. While their taste is usually mild, a minority (10-25%) are particularly hot, depending on the amount of water and sunlight it receives during its growth. “Padrón peppers, some are hot, some are not”.

CULINARY USE: Padron peppers are customarily fried in oil and served as tapas, similar to Shishitos. Many use Padrons as a substitute for Shishito peppers and vice versa.

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