Blistered Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers have a thin skin, which allows them to blister and char quickly. They’re generally mild, but one out of every ten or so has a spicy kick.

By | May 07, 2017


In a large cast-iron or other heavy-duty skillet, melt oil on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the peppers and cook, undisturbed, until they begin to char in places, 1 to 1-1/2 minutes. Sprinkle garlic evenly over peppers and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until just tender, and garlic is caramelized (not burnt). Peppers should be charred on all sides. Carefully transfer peppers to a bowl or platter, sprinkle with salt, and sesame seeds, and lightly toss to coat. Squeeze lime over peppers and serve.


  • 1/2 pound shishito peppers (about 30 peppers), washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 lime
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