Blistered Shishto Peppers ⁠

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Blistered Shishito Peppers make simple, great tapas. Shishito peppers are similar to the Padron peppers used in Spain for a popular tapas. The peppers are mostly sweet, and blistering them brings out the best. Be warned — about one out of every ten is spicier than the rest. About as spicy as a mild jalapeno. There is no way to tell until you bite in to it!

There really isn’t a recipe here — just a method. Heat a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat for about 10 minutes — you want the pan hot⁠. While the pan is heating, wash and pat dry your peppers⁠. Place them in a bowl and drizzle with enough olive oil to coat all the peppers when tossed. You want a light coat of oil on each of the peppers⁠. When the pan is ready, add the peppers and let them sit for at least a minute.

Stir the peppers every 1 – 2 minutes to be sure they cook evenly.⁠ Cook until the peppers are tender and showing blisters and charred spots and peppers are. It should take about 10 minutes, give or take. ⁠ Move to a serving plate and sprinkle generously with flaky salt⁠. Eat while warm. ⁠

Blistered shishito peppers are like potato chips — you can’t have just one!⁠

Blistered Shishito Peppers ⁠ ⁠

Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish
Keyword: pepper
Ingredients
  • Shishito peppers — however many you have⁠
  • Enough olive oil to lightly coat⁠
  • Flaky salt like sea salt⁠

Instructions

  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat for about 10 minutes — you want the pan hot⁠
  • While the pan is heating, wash and pat dry your peppers⁠
  • Place them in a bowl and drizzle with enough olive oil to coat all the peppers when tossed. You want a light coat of oil on each of the peppers⁠
  • When the pan is ready, add the peppers and let them sit for at least a minute. ⁠
  • Stir the peppers every 1 – 2 minutes to be sure they cook evenly.⁠
  • Cook until the peppers are tender and showing blisters and charred spots and peppers are. It should take about 10 minutes, give or take. ⁠
  • Move to a serving plate and sprinkle generously with flaky salt⁠
  • Eat while warm. ⁠

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*