Padrón Peppers with Crispy Chorizo Crumbs

  • Prep
    10 mins
  • Cook
    10 mins
  • Serves
    6
  • Skill
    Medium

Padrón peppers are popular with tapas lovers and add a little fun to your meal – they’re mostly mild and sweet, almost like a bell pepper but every so often you get a hot one! If you fancy making one of the most simple but flavourful Mediterranean recipes imaginable, you can find them in delis and even some larger supermarkets. Enjoy with an ice-cold beer or a chilled white wine.


Ingredients

  • 50 g chorizo picante
  • 25 g stale bread
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaf
  • 25 g Bertolli Original Spread
  • 400 g Padron mixed peppers
  • sea salt, to serve

Method

  1. Dice the chorizo into 1cm pieces. Place the chorizo and the bread into a food processor and blitz to make fine crumbs. Stir in the thyme leaves.
  2. Warm a large, attractive frying or paella pan over a high heat. Add the chorizo crumbs and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often until golden and crisp. Spoon onto a plate and keep warm.
  3. Return the pan to the heat and add the Bertolli. Add the peppers and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until softened and starting to colour.
  4. Sprinkle over the crumbs and some sea salt, toss together and take the sizzling pan to the table to serve. A chilled beer or glass of white wine is all you need to complete this tasty tapas.