My stomach issues are fading to a distant memory (or at least I am pretending they are, because Rob was threatening to drive me to the doctor). I am not really in pain anymore, but my appetite is really non-existent unless under the influence of certain ahem, things. I suspect food poisoning again, although the culprit is unknown. We went to see Superman Returns: The IMAX Experience tFriday night. You know, they lead you to believe the movie is in IMAX 3D. 4 scenes are. Still, a cool movie and it was nice to have a date with my man. We ate before the movie at a generic brewpub and I successfully pushed my overcooked BBQ chicken around my plate enough so as not to arouse suspicion. After the movie, I had no trouble polishing off my Skor Blizzard ;D
Anyway, waffling and whingeing over, on to today. I worked at The Other Job and as luck would have it, I was on the same block as the West End Farmer's Market. I picked up some Walla Walla Sweets from the Klipper's Organic Farm and as I was waiting in line to pay, I over heard the stand owner telling someone ahead of me about these peppers she was growing for the first time. Her description of the cooking method grabbed me and my appetite (a good sign) and I turned back to pick up four to try. Unfortunately, I didn't make note of the name.
The cooking method was so simple. Cook in olive oil over high heat until skin is blistered. Salt and serve. The flavour was clean, simple a sweet hotness. I wish I had bought more. I wish I knew what they were called! In the background, BC nugget potatoes with fresh mint and seared salmon. The salmon was rejected (by me); not sure if I am permanently off salmon, or if we have just eaten it one too many times recently. We also started the meal with a Caprese salad (not pictured) the Walla Walla Sweet I bought went into the salad.
Sam is right, it is a padrone pepper.