A true Galician Darling is the ‘Pimientos de Padrón’. It’s the cutest little green pepper and it’s served at almost every bar in Galicia. There are many small peppers – but the best and the only ones you should put your teeth into are the real ones from Padrón a smaller village in the province of A Coruna. Actually the peppers are grown in the valley Herbón, where the climate guarantee the greatest taste. Normally the taste is sweet and mild but in every bag there are one or two that are extremely spicy. There is a galician saying : Os pementos de Padrón, uns pican e outros non ( Our peppers from Padrón some are spicy others are not )

The farmers women from Padrón sell their peppers in the roads around Padrón, and they also come to the lovely marked in Santiago, where we bought our peppers.
Every year, the first Sunday in August, there is a festival to honor the pepper ‘Festa do Pemento de Padrón’ if you are around you should definitly give it a go.

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