No it’s not a tongue twister but it could be if you got one of the odd spicy ones!
So here we are in the beautiful outside world of camping in Portugal. Apart from the wonders of sleeping under canvas whilst the whole tent is illuminated inside with silver moonlight, cooking outside has got to be one of the best things ever (and we don’t mean stinky barbeques). The food always tastes amazing; like the special secret ingredient is the outside world itself.
So imagine when Phil found one of his favourites hidden away in a local supermarket – padron peppers. He was very excited. Padron peppers are small green mild offerings with a slightly bitter but fresh nutty taste. Every now and then one of them will have some spicy bite to it – you never know until you bite into it – but last night we were free of such surprises and left to enjoy the more subtle aspects of their taste. The simple life is often the best and we enjoyed said padron peppers simply lightly fried whole in Portuguese olive oil and then finished off with a sprinkle of salt, a splash of early evening light and a sprinkling of fresh Portuguese air. A perfect tapas dish!