Padron’s grilled peppers, the recipe for an explosive Tapas!

Here is the recipe for the “peperoni del padron”, an appetizer served as a very tasty Tapas of the Spanish tradition

A Tapas recipe for a perfect Spanish holiday feeling to make on your Monolith. With this recipe revised by our grill master and Chef Ambassador Marco Greulich, you can bring the Spanish Riviera straight to your home, with even a little bit of Italy in it.

Pimientos (peppers) de Padron with sea salt and roasted bacon are a very popular tapas recipe throughout Spain. Delicate, sometimes spicy peppers become very aromatic when roasted in bacon fat. Delightfully fragrant and crunchy garlic, bacon and fine parmesan give this tapas an extra boost!

padron peppers on the grill

Ingredients for 2 people
  • 200 g Padron Spanish green peppers
  • 100 g of bacon
  • 1 clove of garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 30 g of Parmesan in flakes or roughly chopped
  • A little Fleur de Sel or other good coarse sea salt

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Heat a plancha or cast iron skillet over medium, direct heat and roast the bacon. When it is crunchy, place it on absorbent kitchen paper and let it cool. Once the bacon is cold, it can be cut into small flakes with a knife or fingers.

Then roast the Padron peppers in the bacon fat along with the garlic, stirring occasionally and salting lightly. Once the desired roasting is achieved, place the peppers and garlic in a bowl, sprinkle with Fleur de sel and mix well. Arrange on a serving dish and sprinkle with the bacon and Parmesan cheese.


The pancetta must be very fine, aromatic, rolled and seasoned from Italy. A little good balsamic vinegar sprinkled on the peppers when serving adds another dimension of flavor.

READ  the smooth and quick recipe


Marco Greulich is a master in the art of the grill. As a world champion of BBQ and three times German champion, he demonstrates his experience in the use of kamado and barbecue in general through many recipes that you can find on his Instagram channel “@bar Barbecueflavors” and on his website With her great passion for Monolith ceramic grills, she constantly creates new recipes for us that we love to share with our community.

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