10 Shishito Pepper Recipes to Make Today

From blistered to seared, sautéed and stuffed, these Shishito Pepper recipes will surely make you salivate!

Have you spotted these slender, finger-length green pods with a wrinkled skin?  Shishito peppers have been popping up in the restaurant scene for the past several years, and if you go out to eat on a semi-regular basis, you’ve probably seen them.

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A Japanese varietal, now grown in the United States, shishitos can be found in most Asian markets and specialty grocery stores.

Best of all, they’re simple to prepare!

Below you will find 10 simple ways to prepare Shishito Peppers.

Pro tip: Puncture each pepper with a small hole before cooking — This will allow steam to vent from the peppers as they cook and keep them from splitting.

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Grab the stem, pop the pepper in your mouth, take a bite, then smile.

Shishitos are great to share at summer parties. Typically offered as a starter, they can also be used in side dishes and salads.

Fun Fact: About 1 in 10 shishitos has a burst of heat.

Shishito pepper roundup:

Tempura Shishito Peppers with Korean Mayo
Feta Stuffed Shishito Peppers
Chilled Shishito Pepper Soup
Prosciutto Wrapped and Blostered Shishito Peppers
Sizzling Shishito Peppers
Roasted Yams and Shishito Peppers Hash
and for dessert… a Shishito Pepper Mule
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