Pan Seared Padron Peppers with Honey Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce

Padron peppers pan seared and served with a honey sesame soy dipping sauce. These pan seared padron peppers with honey soy sesame dipping sauce is perfect as an appetizer or as a side.

Pan Seared Padron Peppers with Honey Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy October!

The weather has been amazing here in San Francisco. Sunny days with a cool breeze. If you’re thinking of visiting San Francisco, this is the perfect time to come. You’ll be able to go sightseeing without worrying about the fog or the rain.

Pan Seared Padron Peppers with Honey Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

In the mean time, let’s talk about padron peppers.

Have you ever had padron peppers?

I recently discovered them at the farmer’s market and wanted to give them a try. They’re similar to shishito peppers, but the fun thing about these padron peppers is that eating one of these is like playing a game of roulette. The majority of these peppers are mild, but they say about 1 in 10 padron peppers is super spicy. You don’t know which until you bite into one.

Are you gamed to try them?

Pan Seared Padron Peppers with Honey Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

I think these padron peppers are perfect as a small dish or as a light appetizer. They’re fun to eat and super easy to make. Served with a delicious dipping sauce, these padron peppers are a great way to start your meal.

Pan Seared Padron Peppers with Honey Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

Lightly toss the padron peppers with sesame oil and salt.

Pan Seared Padron Peppers with Honey Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a medium sized skillet, add a little bit of olive oil over low to medium heat and allow it to heat for about a minute. Carefully add the padron peppers to the skillet and sear the padron peppers until browned and blistered. Turn the peppers until all sides are seared. You can also add minced garlic for more flavor.

Pan Seared Padron Peppers with Honey Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a small bowl, add honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, and a little Sambal Oelek (if you like spicy) then whisk until well incorporated.

Served the pan seared padron peppers with honey soy sesame dipping sauce.

Enjoy!

Pan Seared Padron Peppers with Honey Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

Pan Seared Padron Peppers with Honey Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce
 
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Padron peppers pan seared and served with a honey sesame soy dipping sauce. These pan seared padron peppers with honey soy sesame dipping sauce is perfect as an appetizer or as a side.
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 1-2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pint padron peppers
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (optional)
Honey Soy Sesame Dipping Sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek (optional)
Directions:
  1. Lightly toss the padron peppers with sesame oil and salt.
  2. In a medium sized skillet, add a little bit of olive oil over low to medium heat and allow it to heat for about a minute. Carefully add the padron peppers to the skillet and sear the padron peppers until browned and blistered. Turn the peppers until all sides are seared. You can also add minced garlic for more flavor.
  3. In a small bowl, add honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, and a little Sambal Oelek (if you like spicy) then whisk until well incorporated.
  4. Served the pan seared padron peppers with honey soy sesame dipping sauce.

 

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