Paprika Padron Peppers

Serves: 4-6 people

Difficulty: Easy

I love serving this as a starter as it’s quick and easy for me to make and they get your taste buds ready for the main course! Padron Peppers are like a roulette, only a few are spicy hot and the rest have no heat. They can be found in most supermarkets but you can always use jalapenos if you prefer it with more heat, but make sure you remove the seeds as they can be very very fiery.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 20 – 30 Padron peppers, washed
  • 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • generous pinch of sea salt (I love Maldon)
  • generous pinch smoked paprika (optional)


1.    Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the Padron Peppers and the green chilli.

2.    Toss in the olive oil for a few minutes until the skins are blistered.

3.    Drain on absorbent paper and sprinkle generously with sea salt and smoked paprika (if using).

Arial| February 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I love padron peppers and only see them in good Spanish restaurants. So when I saw this recipe I gave it a go and was suprised how easy it was, and they tasted amazing!

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