Slightly sweet, super easy, ready in 5 minutes, and full of flavor. My kinda side dish! These shishito peppers (so fun to say!) are also the perfect snack. It’s scary how many of these I can munch down in one sitting. These suckers have taken over the blog world recently and I’m so happy about it! Love, love, love them. I never realized just how easy they are to make. Plus, they are really inexpensive! Yes!
I get them for $1.00 (YES!) at my Japanese market but they also have them at Trader Joe’s. Woot! Once again, Gimme Some Oven is schooling us in how to create this blistery pepper heaven known as Easy Sesame Shishito Peppers. The Asian flair to these recipe is FANTASTIC. But sometimes when I’m super lazy, I just cover them in some salt and pepper. Still YUMMMMMM!!!
First time I made these, they were blistery perfection but lacking flavor. You know how edamame requires a slight overdose of salt? So do these. That salty outer layer are what really throw these over the top. So if you feel like they are a little bland, throw some more salt on there. They should make your tastebuds soar!
Now, if only I had a big ol’ vat of these always warm at my disposal, Monday’s would be a whole lot easier. AmIright? Seriously, I love my job but coming back to the grind after a weekend getaway is just not the easiest. What are your tips? Help a girl out!
- 2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil
- 6 ounces shishito peppers
- sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper (to taste)
- ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- Heat a heavy-bottomed saute pan or cast iron pan over high heat for a few minutes until it is hot.
- Add canola oil and shishito peppers and season with a generous pinch of salt and black pepper. Immediately toss to combine.
- Saute for 3-4 minutes, tossing every 45 seconds or so, until the peppers are mostly charred (blistered) on all sides.
- Remove from heat and transfer the peppers to a serving bowl. Toss with soy sauce and sesame oil until the peppers are evenly coated, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Serve warm.