I recently cooked up a batch of Pimiento de Padron chili peppers two different ways with a Pesto Crusted Salmon and Cheesy Potato Stuffed Padron peppers. The thing I like about padron peppers is that they are not very spicy but do offer enough kick to bring some heat. When cooking for non-chiliheads, the pimiento de padron might be a good choice for you.
However, beware. While the heat is low, they do have a range and you may occasionally find one that is as hot as a jalapeno pepper. That might be a shocker for those not used to consuming spicy food.
The pesto is thick and more of a topping or crusting for your salmon, though it can work with any fish or chicken. The ingredients include roasted pimiento de padron peppers, Romano cheese, basil, roasted almonds, and a bit of salt. Very simple, yet high in flavor.
The stuffed padrons are filled with a mixture of potato, bacon and salsa con queso. Check out the video! I hope you enjoy the recipes.
- See the Video Recipe – Pesto Crusted Salmon and Cheesy Potato Stuffed Pimiento de Padron Chili Peppers
- Check out our Cookbooks! Especially Jalapeno Poppers and Other Stuffed Chili Peppers
- Special thanks to Jim Duffy of Refining Fire Chiles for supplying the peppers – Superhotchiles.com.