Blistered Shishito Peppers
Shishito peppers (pronounced shee-SHEE-toh) are fun to serve when sauteed in a little oil and salt. Perfect with your favorite ale or any other drink. These peppers are gorgeous to look at - bright green with crinkly texture and pretty mild in taste and not spicy. (But there might be one in a few that are pretty hot). :)
- 200 grams (0.4lb) shishito peppers
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt to taste
- flaky sea salt
- lemon zest optional
- lemon juice to taste optional
Wash & pat dry the peppers.
Heat the skillet on medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Add the shishito peppers.
Sprinkle a little salt. ( optional - this might speed up the cooking process slightly).
Let the peppers cook for about 6-8 minutes or until they are charred & just tender. Stir occasionally - every minute or two. Once you stir, give them a minute to char & brown before you stir again. [Note: You can turn up the heat to medium-high].
Remove from heat. Sprinkle a generous amount of flaky sea salt. Serve.
Optional: You can sprinkle some lemon zest and drizzle lemon juice.