Food I Love: Shishito Peppers

Have I mentioned shishito peppers already? I don’t think I have. If you aren’t familiar with them, I find them at my grocery store in the produce aisle, which has been selling them pre-washed and sorted in plastic bags with a convenient little handle.

They’re delicious! I usually buy two bags every time I see them, and would happily eat them twice a week. One bag is enough for a meal for two people, as a side dish to whatever you’re having they can’t be beat. Here’s a recipe I found online, but here’s another way to make them:

Lightly spritz with non-stick spray (Pam), sprinkle salt over them, and put them in the oven set to “Broil” for about 10 minutes (or until they’re nicely brown).

We’ve tried both ways – in a skillet or under the broiler, and I personally prefer the broiler method. They come out and after a few seconds to cool they’re basically finger food – grab ’em by the stem and eat the rest of the pepper. Shishitos are mild peppers, although I’ve found that about 1 pepper every few bags is shriekingly hot (spicy)! Surprise!

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3 Responses to “Food I Love: Shishito Peppers”

  1. Laurie Says:

    Did Chaz make these for us once? They look familiar. I’ll look for these in the grocery store – thanks for the tip!

  2. Donna Says:

    Very much like pardon peppers. We call em’ Spanish Roulette at our house … you’ll never know which one is the hot one until you eat it 🙂


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