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Padron Peppers and white wine

Padron Peppers and white wine

Padron Peppers is one of the great appetizers or Tapas of Spain. The Padron peppers are harvested small and green. Then they are sauteed in olive oil and sprinkled with course sea salt. The peppers are mild in spiciness. Watch it, though; one out of ten can be very hot. Take a small bite from the tip to measure its heat. Padron peppers love a dry white wine, one fermented and aged in stainless steel. We love a Chenin Blanc with this wine. Buy the Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier Trader Joe’s or World Market.

You can buy fresh Padron peppers at farmers’ markets or upscale grocery stores. Padron peppers are often on the appetizer list of wine-country restaurants. The best idea is to grow Padron pepper at home. Buy one plant at a nursery, and you will have plenty of Padrons through October. Plant the Padron by the end of July.