Sometimes the best food is simple food, roasted vegetables being a prime exemplar. I think that is why I fell in love with grilled shishito peppers this summer. Shishito pepper are small thin-skinned peppers with a smokey sweet flavor and silky texture. About one out of every ten peppers is spicy. So every so often you get a little kick of heat which I think makes these peppers all the more fun to eat.
They are easy to make and taste fantastic with just a little sea salt. I eat them as a snack or they make a fantastic side dish to grilled meat. I actually cannot wait to grow these peppers in my garden next year.
Grilled Shishito Peppers
- 4 cups Shishito peppers
- 2 tbs Olive Oil
- 2 tsp sea salt or kosher salt
Over medium heat, heat oil in a large heavy skillet.
Cook peppers, turning occasionally, until they begin to blister on all sides.
Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.