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Blistered shishito peppers tossed in garlic and olive oil make for a great snack if you're feeling a little heat!

Blistered shishito peppers tossed in garlic and olive oil make for a great snack if you're feeling a little heat!

I’m having a terribly hard time concentrating writing this post because all I want to do is watch this Harry Potter marathon on tv.

And you know what’s funny? We sit through the commercials when these marathons are on even though we own the DVD set so we can easily pop in the discs and be done with two movies before one is even done on tv. Haha

Blistered shishito peppers tossed in garlic and olive oil make for a great snack if you're feeling a little heat!

Let’s chat shishito peppers. I first encountered these guys when I visited Scottsdale, AZ three years ago. I had never had a shishito pepper in my life and apparently they’re super popular there. When they first brought it out to our table, the locals there told me that shishito peppers are kind of mysterious. You never know what you’re going to get because 9/10 shishitos you eat aren’t spicy but then there’s that rogue one in the bunch and your mouth will be on fire.

Well, my first ever shishito pepper I ever tried was that rogue one and I thought I was going to breathe fire, haha

I guess that’s where the addictions started. Every time I see shishito peppers on a menu, I order it.

Blistered shishito peppers tossed in garlic and olive oil make for a great snack if you're feeling a little heat!

The best way to make shishito peppers is to blister them in a skillet or toaster oven and then toss them with freshly minced garlic. Omg, I could snack on these ALL DAY.

I was at Trader Joe’s several months ago and spotted a bag of shishito peppers and freaked out. I bough three bags on the spot. I haven’t been able to find them at any other grocery store. Not even Wegman’s! And Wegman’s has everything.

Blistered shishito peppers tossed in garlic and olive oil make for a great snack if you're feeling a little heat!

Time to get a-snackin’!

Blistered shishito peppers tossed in garlic and olive oil make for a great snack if you're feeling a little heat!

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Quick and easy blistered shishito peppers make for a great snack tossed with freshly minced garlic!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 13 mins
Servings: 2
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Ingredients 

  • Olive oil
  • 6 ounces shishito peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • On a foil-lined baking sheet, drizzle olive oil over shishito peppers and gently toss. 
  • Bake for 6-7 minutes, or until shishito peppers are blistered and softened.
  • In a bowl, toss together with garlic and sprinkle with kosher salt. Serve warm.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 151 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 14 g | Fiber: 3 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: side dish ideas
Recipe Rating




Annie

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

How funny! I could have written this post right down to the Wegman’s and Trader Joe’s hunt for peppers These are so fun to have with friends. We call it pepper roulette Thanks for the easy prep suggestion. I prefer the toaster oven because it requires less attention.

Julie

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

Enjoy!

Kevin @ Closet Cooking

Tuesday 7th of March 2017

Love shishito peppers but they are difficult to come by here!

Marla Meridith

Monday 6th of March 2017

One of my all time favorite appetizers!

Maria

Monday 6th of March 2017

These are a favorite in our house!!

Naomi

Monday 6th of March 2017

Agreed - love snacking on these!