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Shishito Peppers

by Marissa on March 17, 2012

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m bringing you this easy recipe for shishito peppers. Decidedly not Irish, the recipe was created by a native of Ireland (my boyfriend) and they are green. Plus, you’ll be doing a jig when you see that these only take 2 minutes to make.

Shishito peppers have been popping up on lots of restaurant menus these days so when we saw them for sale at Eataly last week, David grabbed a bag and then cooked up this tasty appetizer.

These guys have lots of Vitamin C and most taste sweet, although there is an occasional spicy one in the bunch. You’ll know by feeling how many seeds it has (just give it a little shake).

Shishito Peppers

Crush with a mortar and pestle, sea salt, black pepper and sesame seeds

In a skillet or wok, heat 2 Tbsps olive oil on medium heat and add the sea salt/sesame seed mixture

Add the peppers (about 3/4 – 1 lb) and toss them around in the oil so that they are thoroughly coated and glistening

Sautee for a couple of minutes, keeping them moving until you see the skin start to blister slightly

Transfer to a serving bowl, let cook slightly and finish with a drizzle of sesame oil and a sprinkle of sesame seeds and coarse sea salt.

Erin go Bragh!

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