The green Padrón peppers (pimientos de Padrón) originate from Padrón in Galicia, Spain, but the popular peppers are also grown at other places in Spain and in several other countries around the world. Padrón peppers have a rather mild, slightly bitter taste, which becomes smooth and a little sweet when sauteed. Though watch out, because for some reason, some Padrón peppers are very hot, and there is no way to tell, before biting it. I am one of those that thinks it makes them even more fun to eat:)
The sautéed peppers are a wonderful snack, sprinkled with salt flakes and nothing else, but they are also delicious with a little bit of lemon or lime and soy sauce. Good as a beer snack or as part of a tapas table, but also delicious as a side dish.