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Grilled Shishito Peppers

Use a cast-iron skillet to grill shishito peppers to smoky blistering perfection. Dress it with a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt, and a squeeze of lemon.
Grilled Shishito Peppers.

Grilled Shishito Peppers.

Shishito pepper is a mild variety of chili pepper from East Asia. These peppers are usually picked while green and have a wrinkled surface. You may also find these sold in a Korean grocery store as kkwari-gochu.

The most popular way to serve shishito peppers is by grilling/broiling. They are very fragrant on their own and don’t require a lot of seasoning. In my recipe, I only use olive oil, sea salt, and lemon juice. You may find other more complicated recipes using soy sauce or dashi (Japanese stock), which can be just as delicious as my simple version.

Ingredients for grilled shishito peppers: shishito peppers, olive oil, sea salt, and lemon.

Ingredients for grilled shishito peppers: shishito peppers, olive oil, sea salt, and lemon.

Ingredients for grilled shishito peppers

This is a super easy recipe using only four ingredients:

  • shishito peppers
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • lemon
(1) Pierce each pepper with the tip of a sharp knife. (2) Heat a cast-iron pan over medium heat until hot before grilling the peppers. (3) Grill until both sides of the peppers are blistered and soft. (4) Toss grilled chili peppers with olive oil and sea salt.

(1) Pierce each pepper with the tip of a sharp knife. (2) Heat a cast-iron pan over medium heat until hot before grilling the peppers. (3) Grill until both sides of the peppers are blistered and soft. (4) Toss grilled chili peppers with olive oil and sea salt.

Grilling and serving shishito peppers

1. Prepare shishito peppers

Wash, drain, and pat dry shishito peppers. Use a sharp knife to pierce each pepper.

2. Preheat pan

Heat a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat until very hot to mimic an outdoor grill.

3. Grill peppers

Once the pan is hot, grill shishito peppers until both sides are blistered. The peppers will turn soft.

4. Season peppers

Transfer the grilled shishito peppers to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with sea salt.

5. Serve peppers

Serve grilled shishito peppers immediately with a couple of lemon wedges.

Serve grilled shishito peppers with a couple of lemon wedges.

Serve grilled shishito peppers with a couple of lemon wedges.

Grilled Shishito Peppers

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • 150 gram shishito peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 wedges lemon

Instructions

  1. Prepare shishito peppers: Wash, drain, and pat dry shishito peppers. Use a sharp knife to pierce each pepper.
  2. Preheat pan: Heat a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat until very hot to mimic an outdoor grill.
  3. Grill peppers: Once the pan is hot, grill shishito peppers until both sides are blistered. The peppers will turn soft.
  4. Season peppers: Transfer the grilled shishito peppers to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Serve peppers: Serve grilled shishito peppers immediately with a couple of lemon wedges.

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