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bell pepper

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

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

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


Text © Dana Facaros

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