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bell pepper

Red, yellow and green poivrons are available year round and are essential ingredients in a piperade or a ratatouille.

The mild red triangle-shaped ones sold in jars, essential in many Basque dishes, are piquillos.

Some specialty grocers also sell padróns, thumb-sized green peppers from Galicia, Spain, which are good fried in olive oil and salted as an aperitif snack (or breakfast, in Galicia!). Some are hot (piquante), most are not.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by casa ecologica