Eating shishito peppers is like playing a game of culinary Russian Roulette. Most shishitos have a mild sweet and smoky flavor, but every now and then you’ll bite into one with a fiery kick! It’s safe to say that your next dinner party won’t be boring with shishitos on the menu.
Shishitos are most delectable when hit with some heat, and they are fabulous when roasted, grilled, fried or sautéed. Less is often more with shishitos – a little olive oil, flaky sea salt, and a hot pan or grill and you’re good to go! These playful peppers pair especially nicely with lemon, garlic, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese, miso, ginger, scallions, pork and beef. Their unique grassy flavor also makes shishitos an excellent chili for stir-fries and for tempura vegetables.
Store peppers in a produce bag in the vegetable drawer of your fridge. Be sure the peppers stay dry, as unwanted moisture will shorten their shelf life.