Roasted Shishito Peppers

Skillet Roasted Shishito Peppers

roasted shishito peppers

The skillet roasted shishito peppers are a popular appetizer. Shishito peppers are mostly known for being a mild chili pepper, but every now and then a random pod will be spicier than the rest. The heat of a Shishito Pepper doesn’t rank high on the Scoville Scale.  It isn’t unbearable, but that very  randomness has added to the growing popularity to this fun little pepper.

Shishito peppers are popular in Japan, though their popularity has been steadily increasing in the United States.  The name, “Shishito”, is Japanese for “Lion Head pepper”.  My recipes are beginning to pack more heat because of this popular trend!

Shishito peppers are often confused with the popular Pimento de Padrón pepper, which is very similar in shape and size.  Try this Skillet Roasted Shishito Pepper recipe…it promises to impress!

Skillet Roasted Shishito Peppers

Skillet Roasted Shishito Peppers

  • Mixing Spoon
  • Skillet
  • 2 Cups Shishito Peppers (Padron)
  • 2½ Tbsp Vegetable Broth (may substitute water)
  • 4 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • ½ White Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil (extra virgin)
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Zest (or more to taste)
  • 2 Tsp Table Salt
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  1. Chop onion and garlic
  2. Add vegetable broth to a large skillet and heat on high until skillet is hot
  3. Add peppers, chopped garlic & onions, and garlic powder to the skillet in a single layer and let cook, undisturbed until peppers begin to blister (about 2 minutes).
  4. Turn peppers with tongs or by vigorously shaking the skillet by the handle.
  5. Allow to cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  6. Drizzle olive oil over peppers (optional)
  7. Sprinkle peppers with sea salt and lemon zest to taste and serve.

Skillet Roasted Shishito Peppers are low in calories and high in dietary fiber, which helps you feel full and stay satisfied! Shishito Peppers are a good source of Vitamins A, C, and E which are good for your skin, immune system, and eyesight. Shishito Peppers are also rich in antioxidants that help fight off free radicals that damage your cells.

* 8 peppers provide 15 calories, 170% of your recommended daily Vitamin C, and 80% of your daily Vitamin A, as well as loads of vitamins K and B6.

Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
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