For the last two years or so, as I've been reading more food books and cooking more food, I've read about pimientos de padron a number of times, and they've always sounded delicious. I read about them first in Spanish Country Kitchen (still one of my favorite cookbooks), and then again in Calvin Trillin's Feeding a Yen, and they sounded delicious: tiny green peppers, cooked simply with olive oil and salt, with a wonderful smoky taste.
But I could never find them anywhere!
Until last Saturday, when we went to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. And just as we were about to leave, I spotted a stand--Happy Quail Farms--with a bunch of peppers, and with bags of pimientos de padron. I bought two bags, and that night I dropped them in some hot olive oil until their skin blistered, then dusted them with sea salt. And they were delicious!