Blistered Shishito Peppers

These salty flash-fried shishito peppers are one of my absolute favorite snacks. It's a great dish for sharing with a few friends at a party or over dinner. It only takes a couple minutes to prepare them, so they're especially great if you just want to throw something together quickly to serve while you finish up the rest of the meal.

If you've never heard of shishito peppers, they're small green peppers that are mostly mild (though there are always one or two spicy ones in every batch. Apparently the ratio is 1 in every 20 is spicy), and taste absolutely amazing when roasted or pan-fried.

To make them, you just heat up a couple tablespoons of oil, throw in the peppers, and toss until they're all blistered and a little bit withered. Then you sprinkle them generously with flaky salt, and a good squeeze of lemon juice.

To eat, just grab them by the stem and pop in your mouth. Sometimes they're served with dipping sauces, but I think they're just perfect on their own.

These are an amazing tapas dish (you can also use the similar Spanish Padron peppers in the same preparation), and pair well with chorizo and shrimp.

Loved this Blistered Shishito Pepper recipe? Here are three other appetizer recipes you might like:

And let's connect so you can find out the next time I post! Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, become a fan on Facebook, or sign up to receive my once-a-week e-mail updates.

Thanks so much for reading!

Blistered Shishito Peppers
Serves 4-6

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 pints shishito peppers
Kosher or flaky sea salt
1 lemon, halved

Heat oil in a heavy bottom skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the peppers and saute for 3-4 minutes, tossing a few times until blistered on all sides. Note that the peppers might pop in the oil, so wear long sleeves!

Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish. Season liberally with salt and serve with lemon for squeezing on top.
***This post contains affiliate links. This means I'll get a tiny percentage of the purchase price if you buy the item via my link. This will not affect your purchase price in any way. All items I link to are ones I've actually purchased and/or used and tested myself. If I love it, I link to it. If not, I don't. Thank you for supporting Always Order Dessert!

No comments

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Leave a comment or ask a question. Don't be shy!

Back to Top