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Searching for Padrone Peppers

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tlubow Aug 7, 2008 12:53 PM

Has anyone encountered these peppers in the South Florida area? I had them at Ad-Hoc in Napa Valley, where they were served very lightly fried and then coated with olive oil and sea salt. They resemble small, thin jalapenos, but lighter in color. Some of them are mild and some are spicy, so you never know what you're going to get when you pop it into your mouth. Delicious...If you've seen them, either raw or in a restaurant, please let me know.

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  1. lax2mia Aug 7, 2008 01:12 PM

    They're similar to shishito peppers you can get at a Japanese restaurant or market. You can also get them online:

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

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      tlubow Aug 7, 2008 01:15 PM

      Thanks. 200 peppers are a lot! I'll need to get some help putting out the fire!

    2. cdesoto Aug 12, 2008 10:33 AM

      I just had some too. A friend of ours who lives in Tavernier, FL got them from a friend, and is now growing his own plant. He gave me a bag to take home, and I fried them up in the olive oil with the garlic and yup they certainly culinary roulette because I bit into one halfway through and holy cow talk about hot!!!!!!!!

      I am drying out some of the seeds from the peppers he gave me and am going to try to cultivate my own plant. Also saw a web site which sells the seeds www.localharvest.org. By the way it is spelled Padron, they are heirloom peppers from Spain.

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