This is what you need:
1/2 lb of Shishito Peppers (you could use Padron peppers too, but they are spicy!)
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1/2 tsp Salt
This is what you do:
Heat a large frying or cast iron pan over high heat with the 1 tbsp Olive Oil and 1 tbsp Sesame Oil. When the pan is very hot, add the peppers and lower the heat to medium-high. Stir every couple of minutes to prevent burning, but you want them blackened on some parts and cooked through Cook like this for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and add the 1/2 tsp salt. Serve and enjoy!
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 as a side dish and 4-6 as an appetizer
First thing to do is add the Olive Oil and Sesame Oil to the pan and heat over high heat. If you do not have sesame oil, you can use 2 tbsp of Olive Oil and it will still be delicious.
You want the pan to be smoking a little, that is how you know it is time to add the peppers.
Add the peppers and quickly stir around. Lower the heat to medium-high heat. Be careful because these little buggers pop and can spit oil at you.
They will start to blister and char almost immediately, so stir around every minute or so the whole pepper does not end up black.
Salt is added and ready to serve.
If you are serving them as an appetizer, place in a bowl with a little bowl right next to it for the stems and taste one. If they need a bit of salt, sprinkle a bit more right on top.
These are phenomenal dipped in soy sauce too.
And there you have it, a completely delicious, slightly different yet super easy side dish or appetizer in under 10 minutes. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!