Today I’m super excited to welcome Duo Events as contributors to Santa Barbara Chic! They are one of my favorite caterers in Santa Barbara and they’ll be contributing some tasty recipes this month with all local ingredients. First up, is this simple, but delicious, recipe with padron peppers.
Padron peppers are available at the Santa Barbara’s farmer’s market and are a quick and easy summertime snack. They taste similar to rajas and its pretty easy to chow down a whole basket worth before you know it.
To serve 4-6 people you’ll need:
-1 pound of padron or shishito peppers (source from your local farmers market or specialty grocer).
-2 Tablespoons good quality olive oil
-1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
-Zest of 1/2 Lemon
Heat a large, heavy bottomed sauté pan over high heat (cast iron works great for this). Add the olive oil and peppers. Saute for 1-2 minutes (the peppers should blister) – some spots will brown or blacken, do not worry, this is what you are looking for. Toss with sea salt and lemon zest. Enjoy with friends (warning these are addictive, you may want to double the recipe!).
*Duo & Michael and Anna Costa are sponsors of Santa Barbara Chic