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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). :)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • Large Skillet
  • cooking spoons
  • Bowl
  • Kitchen Towel
  • Mesh Lid


  • 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.