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Charred Shishito Peppers

Course Side Dish
Keyword shishito peppers
Servings 4
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 ounces Shishito Peppers
  • Sprinkle of coarse sea salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes. Add olive oil to pan and heat for 1-2 minutes. (You want the pan to be hot, but you don’t want the oil to start to smoke.)

  2. Add Shishito Peppers to the pan (if they sizzle, you know the pan is hot enough). Fry for 4-5 minutes on each side. The peppers will begin to blister--that’s okay!

  3. Transfer the peppers from the hot pan to a paper-towel lined plate. Sprinkle with sea salt and squeeze the lemon juice on top.

  4. Serve them while hot. Bite them right off the stem and enjoy the sweet or spicy treat.