Blistered Shishito Peppers

These are one of my favorite snacks and take almost no time. I always order Shishitos at the sushi bar when available. Shishitos are great when you want something healthy but don’t want to be cooking for a long time. Make sure your pan is real hot, then munch away!

#1Cook them in olive oil till the skin blisters. Add sea salt at the very end of cooking.#2When you add the bonito flakes they will writhe and dance because of the heat emanating from the peppers. Some dramatic flair for your snack.

– 1 lb. Shishito peppers
– 1 Tbsp. roasted sesame seeds
– Sea Salt
– 1 Tbsp. olive oil for pan
– 1 Tbsp. bonito flakes


1) Wash and dry peppers.

2) Heat pan on high, preferably a cast iron pan or a grill pan, till it is piping hot. Add olive oil and add peppers. Stir.

3) Cook till peppers are blistered on most sides, approximately 5 minutes. Add sea salt during last 30 seconds of cooking and mix.

4) Place on serving plate. Immediately sprinkle with sesame seeds, then cover with bonito flakes. If you have a cold Sapporo around, open it.

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