Blistered Shishito Peppers

Who doesn’t like a 6 min side dish? Blistered Shishito Peppers is just that. It’s ready within 5-6 mins from start to finish. I made this dish first a year ago and while I wrote the draft of the recipe, it never made its way to the blog. So here it is now. I love sweet soy sauce. That with the toasted sesame, ginger and lime juice, adds a subtle but still distinct flavor to the peppers. Serve this vegan, vegetarian dish as a side dish or an appetizer. Let me know if you try it! @sarchakra

PREP TIME: 2 min

COOK TIME: 4 mins



  • Shishito peppers 1 dry pint
  • Avocado oil 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper 2 tsp
  • Sweet soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • Toasted sesame oil 2 tsp
  • Ground ginger 1 tap
  • Sesame seeds 1 tbsp
  • Lime juice 1 tbsp


  • Rinse and clean the Shishito peppers. Pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  • In a bowl add sweet soy sauce, ground ginger, toasted sesame oil and lime juice. Mix. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil. Add the Shishito peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes till the peppers start to char and turn aromatic. Turn the heat off.
  • Pour the sauce on the peppers and give it a good stir to combine. Sprinkle sesame seeds.


When cooking the shishito peppers, cook on medium high heat for that perfect blister. If the heat is too high, they can burn.

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