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Blistered Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers are a common snack at Japanese pubs that come blistered and seasoned with flaky sea salt and a squeeze of lemon giving them an addictive crunch that goes great with a cold beer.
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword lemon, shishito pepper
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 72kcal
Author Evan Kalman


  • 1 lb shishito peppers
  • 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil or another high-heat oil
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • Flakey sea salt


  • Pre-heat a wide sauté pan over medium-high heat. Toss the peppers with the oil and then add them to the hot pan in a single layer and allow them to blister, about 2-3 minutes. Once they begin to char, give the pan a shake and char on the other side, about 2 minutes more. The peppers should be tender and charred places but still retain a bit of crunch.
  • Remove the peppers from the pan and drain on paper towels. Generously salt them and add a squeeze of lemon. Serve immediately.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 110mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg