These small green chillies are between 3cm-5cm and are related to the paprika. Padrón chillies are native to Mexico. Padrón chillies are cone shaped are slightly crinkled and grooved. The pepper can be sweet or hot. When they are immature and small, they are sweet, while the mature ones are hot, but it is hard to see from the outside.
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Padrón Chillies are available from Holland and Spain
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First wash the chillies and cut them in pieces. When you remove the seeds, the chillies will have a milder taste. After washing, the chillies can be eaten, roasted, baked or steamed.Consumption
Padrón can be eaten raw or cooked. Most taste sweet and mild, though some are particularly hot and spicy, which gives character to any dish. In Spain, Padrón chillies are traditionally served as a tapa.When to eat
Fresh chili peppers are at their best when they are firm and unwrinkled. Fresh padrón chillies can best be kept outside the refrigerator.
Did you know?
- Padrón Chillies are named after a town in Galicia, Spain, where they first started to cultivate these chillies.
- The peppers are so small that it takes two people almost two days to pick 300 pounds.
- Padrón Chillies work as an aphrodisiac.