Blistered Shishito Peppers

  • 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
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    8 mins
    Total Time
    13 mins
     

    Quick and easy blistered shishito peppers make for a great snack tossed with freshly minced garlic!

    Servings: 2
    Calories: 151 kcal
    Ingredients
    • Olive oil
    • 6 ounces shishito peppers
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
    • Kosher salt
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

    2. On a foil-lined baking sheet, drizzle olive oil over shishito peppers and gently toss. 

    3. Bake for 6-7 minutes, or until shishito peppers are blistered and softened.

    4. In a bowl, toss together with garlic and sprinkle with kosher salt. Serve warm.

    Recipe Notes

    Nutrition Facts
    Blistered Shishito Peppers
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 151 Calories from Fat 126
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 14g 22%
    Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Protein 2g 4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

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  • Jenny Flake says:

    These are the BEST!!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    The essential snacking situation! Love these peppers!!

  • Heather Christo says:

    My FAVORITE snack!!

  • Naomi says:

    Agreed – love snacking on these!

  • Maria says:

    These are a favorite in our house!!

  • Marla Meridith says:

    One of my all time favorite appetizers!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

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

  • Annie says:

    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.

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