Pimientos de Padron Sauteed with Olive Oil, Garlic & Sea Salt
Pimientos de Padron are currently available online from La Tienda and Happy Quail Farms. To eat, just hold a pepper by the stem and bite off the pepper. Most are quite mild with a little bite. Occasionally you get a hot pepper — but not at all unpleasantly hot.
Do ahead Garlic may be chopped ahead, but saute peppers just before ready to serve.
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
1 pound pimientoes de padron
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons salt, sea salt preferred but otherwise kosher salt
1. In a large saute pan heat oil until hot, but not smoking. Add peppers and garlic, tossing frequently until peppers are wilted and slightly wrinkled. Off heat and add salt. Serve immediately.