Charred Shishito Peppers

Serves 4.
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cast iron skillet

Shishito peppers are cheap and delicious as a quick appetizer recipe. Here’s how to make them and what to serve with them!


18-20 shishito peppers
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
Sesame seeds
Bonito flakes
Sriracha sauce


1) Rinse peppers well, dry them, and toss them with both kinds of oil.

2) Get a large cast iron skillet hot over medium high heat and add in all the peppers. Be sure to turn on the fan over your stove as it might get a little smokey.

3) Let peppers char for 2-3 minutes and stir once so they are charred on all sides.

4) When peppers are lightly charred all around, remove from pan and add to a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let steam for 2-3 minutes.

5) Drizzle peppers with soy sauce and plate. Cover with a liberal topping of sesame seeds and bonito flakes and serve with sriracha chili sauce.