Blistered Shishito Peppers
Chef Liz Arraj
1 TBSP. olive oil or sesame oil
2 cups Shishito peppers
Flaky sea salt or kosher salt
1. Heat oil in a frying pan or cast iron pan. Cook peppers until they are blistered on all sides. Remove from pan and sprinkle with your choice of salt. Serve right away.
Shishito Peppers are a small finger long pepper that turns from green to red. It is usually harvested while still green. Only 1 in 10 peppers are spicy. You can prepare them many ways, grilled, pan fried, stewed or eaten raw. The literal Japanese translation refers to the tip of the pepper that looks like the head of a lion, Shishi, often abbreviated in Japanese as Shishito.