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Pimientos de Padrón

Rubee Jun 7, 2007 01:22 PM

For you fellow fans - these Spanish peppers are back in stock at La Tienda. Just received my first shipment for this season. Finally!

http://www.tienda.com/food/products/v...

 
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    EllaBoBella Jul 24, 2008 11:14 PM

    For Bay Area Padron lovers:
    Mariquita Farms has them right now! I just ordered some and can't wait to fry them up like I had in Barcelona. Calvin Trillan got me craving them just in time...
    http://www.mariquita.com/

    1. E Eto Aug 2, 2007 08:54 AM

      I really enjoyed pimientos de Padron in Spain earlier this year, but I found them pretty indistinguishable from shishito peppers that you can find in Korean and Japanese markets. In fact, the Japanese translations we found in Spain for pimiento de Padron were fried shishito peppers. They might be slightly different species of pepper, but very close in taste, size, heat, and texture. And best of all, I can get a pound of these for less than $2 at my local Korean market.

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        Scrapironchef Jul 25, 2008 01:54 PM

        EE - I'm growing both in my back yard, I think it would take genetic analysis to tell them apart.

      2. Rubee Jul 25, 2007 07:43 PM

        Just an update - if you sign up for the "Tienda Club" and get the emails announcing limited availability specials, these are 2 lbs for $13.50 (regular $25.00). Just cooked up some tonight. They were great sprinkled with some Spanish smoked sea salt, and there were lots of spicy ones in this batch.

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          mirage Aug 2, 2007 05:54 AM

          I was lucky enough to enjoy some of Rubee's peppers - delicious. Am now signing up for the emails. Thank you, Rubee!

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            Rubee Jul 9, 2008 03:29 PM

            For anyone who had signed onto the email list - Just ordered 2lbs with the current 2 for 1 special right now.....

            http://www.tienda.com/food/products/v...

          2. Rubee Jun 11, 2007 05:00 PM

            "after" pic! Fried in olive oil over high heat in a cast-iron skillet, and sprinkled with sea salt. I only had one spicy one out of the whole batch. Delicious.

             
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              moh Jun 7, 2007 01:48 PM

              Wow! I had no idea you could get these outside of Spain! Calvin Trillan has a great essay on these peppers, and I was inspired to search them out in Barcelona, they rock!
              Thanks for the news!

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                Scrapironchef Jun 8, 2007 10:24 AM

                I have six Padrone plants in my backyard right now, now if I could only get ahold of a Marcona almond tree....

              2. MMRuth Jun 7, 2007 01:30 PM

                Good to know - thanks. Such a great store - have actually been there a couple of times in Williamsburg, VA - really nice family running the business.

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