• Shishito peppers cooking in pan

    Padrón or Shishito Peppers – good as an appetizer or side dish

    When I visited Barcelona, I fell in love with the roasted Padrón peppers served at nearly every tapas restaurant we came across. It’s very hard to find these peppers in our local stores. The Japanese cousin of the Spanish Padrón pepper is the Shishito pepper, which is so similar you might not even tell the difference.  My local grocery always has Shishito peppers in stock.  Both types of peppers can have a slight bit of heat but for the most part are mild and when roasted have a rich delicious flavor.  These are quick and easy to make, AND very healthy! To make these peppers – add 1 t o2…