Blistered Shishito Peppers

These blistered shishito peppers are the perfect summertime vegetable snack. Cooked quickly in oil and sprinkled with kosher salt for veggie perfection.

These blistered shishito peppers are the perfect summertime vegetable snack. Cooked quickly in oil and sprinkled with kosher salt for veggie perfection.

You know what movie I love? Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. When I think about the specifics of the movie I’m totally all “What the hell? They just dropped off a dead body at a funeral home and there wasn’t a police investigation?” I of course also wonder what happened to future Sue Ellen. Did she go to design school? Did she end up married to Ryan the Clown Dog peddler? Did she ever learn that plucking her eyebrows would be a good thing? Did they have to buy new dishes after Kenny and his friends shot them from the roof?

So many questions that are left unanswered.

They should totally do a sequel. I would be first line to get my ticket and if anyone asked me a question while I was standing in life I would only respond with “I’m right on top of that Rose!”

These blistered shishito peppers are the perfect summertime vegetable snack. Cooked quickly in oil and sprinkled with kosher salt for veggie perfection.

So what does all this movie talk have to do with blistered peppers? Well, not really anything. Except that I weirdly think of California (where the movie took place) when I think of shishito peppers. Do they have anything to do with each other? Why do I make this weird pepper/Cali connection?

If you have never heard of these peppers they are totally unlike most peppers. They are tiny, delicious and perfect for snacking. You just throw them in a pan, get them all blistery and then devour like you have haven’t eaten in 596890422 days. I bought my peppers at Trader Joe’s but I’m sure any old grocery store sells them nowadays.

These blistered shishito peppers are the perfect summertime vegetable snack. Cooked quickly in oil and sprinkled with kosher salt for veggie perfection.

And if you’re looking for the perfect way to serve these peppers it’s with a sprinkle of kosher salt and the DVD of Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.

Doooooooooooo it!

{Looking for more pepper recipes? Try my pork chile verde, chorizo stuffed poblano peppers or my check out my tutorial on how to roast hatch green chiles.}

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Blistered Shishito Peppers

These blistered shishito peppers are the perfect summertime vegetable snack. Cooked quickly in oil and sprinkled with kosher salt for veggie perfection.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound shishito peppers
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 lime, if desired

Directions:

Wash peppers and make sure all peppers are firm and not soft, set aside to dry.

Set a large pan over medium high heat and add coconut oil. Melt the oil and once hot add in peppers.

Saute until the peppers are slightly blistered and soft.

Remove peppers from the pan and sprinkle with kosher salt and a squeeze of lime, if desired.

29 Responses to “Blistered Shishito Peppers”

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    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — June 3, 2015 at 8:10 am

    I just about squealed when I found shishito peppers at Trader Joes last week! I LOVE them. Such a great snack!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass — June 3, 2015 at 8:32 am

    So I might just do it. The dead babysitter movie and the peppers. These shishito peppers are to die for. (Is that what happened to the babysitter?) Guess I’ll have to get the movie and find out. Definitely trying these gorgeous peppers.

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — June 3, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Ok… haven’t tried these bad boys yet but its on my list. And after looking at your gorgeous pictures its a must!

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    Becky | The Cookie Rookie — June 3, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I LOVE THIS!! We have a dinner party on Monday and they’ll be perfect for an appetizer!! They’re beautiful and look so shockingly easy. THANK YOU!

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — June 3, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Delicious! I’m just a HUGE fan of any kind of pepper. I have yet to see these at Trader Joe’s but will be looking for them ASAP!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — June 3, 2015 at 11:21 am

    These look amazing!! I am bad when it comes to movies and always overthink the plot; my husband and I both do it now, haha.

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    Rachael @ La Fuji Mama — June 3, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Oh my goodness, I haven’t seen that movie in years!! Now I need too, because I remember loving it. I adore shishito peppers and love how simply you’ve treated them here!

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    heather @french press — June 3, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I have not thought about that movie in forever – but I bet my kids would LOVE it – and I would happily snack on these peppers all day every day

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    Erin — June 3, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I had blistered shishito peppers for the first time at a sushi restaurant and I thought they were amazing. I had not gotten brave enough to try to make them at home but this recipe looks so easy! And Trader Joe’s? Can’t beat it. 😉

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    The Food Hunter — June 3, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve had these out but never at home…I need to try them .

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    Alyssa — June 3, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I don’t usually eat very many peppers but these look really good! It seems like a pretty simple recipe too!
    http://www.sweetlytattered.com

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    Ginny McMeans — June 3, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    That sounds so good! I have never had these before but I will now. You know what? Now I am going to move to California so I can grow shishito peppers. A perfectly good excuse.

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — June 3, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I have never tried shishito peppers, but these look delicious and would be such a healthy snack! On the grocery list!

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    Julia — June 3, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I saw these at Trader Joes the other day and wanted to buy them but wasn’t sure what to do with them. Now I have a recipe to try! I am picking them up next week. Looks great!

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    Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner — June 3, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Om my gosh I’ll need to look for these next time I’m at Trader Joe’s!

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    Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates — June 4, 2015 at 12:46 am

    These peppers look amazing! Pinned!

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    Lora @cakeduchess — June 4, 2015 at 6:20 am

    My mother-in-law was just here from Italy and she made some sort of pepper dish almost every day. I should’ve taken her to Trader Joe’s to find these fun shishito peppers…so perfect for summer barbecue!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — June 4, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I am so behind. I’ve never watched that movie nor have I ever had shishito peppers! Ahhh what have I been doing with my life! Must find some shishito peppers and that DVD now!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — June 4, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I’ve not seen that movie and I’ve never tried shishito peppers. I need to get a life. LOL

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    Nora @ Savory Nothings — June 4, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I have to be honest – never watched the movie, never eaten those peppers! I don’t think I’d find them anywhere here either 🙁 They look so delicious though!!

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — June 4, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Your photos are stunning and the flavor of these peppers must be off the charts!

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    Kate @ Diethood — June 4, 2015 at 11:30 am

    My unanswered questions always revolve around Zack & Kelly and Ross & Rachel… sooo many things I just need to know!!!

    Sauteed shishito peppers are so freakin’ amazing!! LOVE your photos!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — June 4, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I have actually never seen that movie but I bet I would love it! These peppers sound amazing!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — June 5, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I love shishito peppers. They are so amazing. I could just inhale that whole bowl you have there. And thanks for the movie flashback. Like whoa!

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — June 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Good to know you get these peppers at Trader Joe’s – I have not seen them in stores around my area. I have not seen this movie (and probably won’t watch it LOL) but these peppers, I would love to try!! YUM!

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    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — June 8, 2015 at 9:48 am

    That movie is epic! These peppers…I wanna munch & crunch!

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    Joanne — June 10, 2015 at 7:50 am

    So, I feel like my life in incomplete since I’ve never seen that movie!! Getting on that…and making a batch of these peppers to snack on while watching. It would only be right.

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    Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — June 23, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    That movie is THE BEST! I had forgotten all about it, now I’m searching for it OnDemand. But I have shishito peppers and will now be noshing on these.

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