Which area of Spain is it typical?

Castilla y León


Description

Tasty preserve from the county of Bierzo.

Growing peppers is traditional in the county of Bierzo, in León. Its microclimate favours the production of this vegetable, which takes on a spicy, slightly hot, flavour and an intense fragrance. Once harvested, when the fruit reaches its characteristic red colour, the peppers are roasted in a wood oven. They are then peeled by hand, packed in glass jars and some drops of lemon juice added before they are cooked in a bain marie. This way they keep for a long time. In the mouth they are fleshy, slightly spicy and sweet, with a pleasant aroma. They are used to accompany meat and fish dishes or alone, simply seasoned.

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Product information

  • Type of product: Vegetables
  • Season: They may be eaten all year round.
  • Origin: The production area covers the northeast of León, in the county of Bierzo, and includes the villages of Ponferrada, Arganza, Villafranca, Toral de los Vados and Carracedelo.
  • To drink with it: Delicious with young red wine. In all cases, the choice also depends on the other ingredients of the dish.
  • Where to buy: Bierzo peppers can be bought in most specialised shops in Spain, but particularly in the province of León.

Nutritional information

  • Energy: Low
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Comments: Rich in vitamins.



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