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Report on Quetzal Farms' giant spicy pimientos de Padron

coolbean98 | Sep 17, 200601:24 AM     4

So I finally tried the pimientos de Padron from Quetzal Farms at the Berkeley Farmers Market this morning. They had giant ones, about twice the size of the kind you find from Happy Quail, for $6/pound. Great deal! Also, really hot!!! They warned us that they were "a little spicier" than the smaller ones, especially the redder ones, and they were not kidding. We didn't have a mild one in the bunch that we got, and I think my husband had some kind Chilean Insanity Pepper-type experience as we (unsuccessfully) tried to finish them all. We had a lunch of P'tit Basque, membrillo, and chorizo with the peppers, and the cheese was fairly successful at quenching the burning, burning fire (I should have bought some milk).

Link to previous search for affordable pimientos de padron: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

PS: Spanish Table said they sell pimientos de padron seeds in the spring and have had customers report successful plants!

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