25 Padron Pepperseeds.A very popular chile pepper in Spain, Padron chilies are traditionally served as a tapas specialty. When it comes to culinary roulette, there’s nothing quite like the Spanish tapas dish pimientos de padrón. The small, bright green peppers are usually mild but occasionallya pepper packs a spicy wallop. Padron chile peppers are slightly crinkled and grooved, have a semi-matte finished deep green skin andare around two inches long. When small and immature, this chile pepper offers a sweet, mild and nutty, peppery flavor. While there is no way to tell how hot a pepper will be, the darker green, larger peppers with a shiny skin tend to be hotter. Its formal name is "Pimiento de Padrón." Padron peppers are best when prepared simply. Tossing, stem-on, with olive oil and sea salt, then charr in a hot skillet until the skin blisters. Grill and add to summer, cold salads. Stuff with cheese and bake.