Shishito pepper are FORKING delicious. These thin wall peppers blister up easy and are popping up on restaurant menus everywhere for around $10.00 a plate. About 90% of the peppers are mild but the forking weird thing is you get one super spicy one every so often.
I buy these peppers from my local Asian Market and they were on sale for 99 cents a pound.
An easy way to prepare the peppers is simply to roast or fry them.
Not always but often these Japanese peppers are embellished with Asian ingredients in restaurants. I thought I’d do something different that also was delicious.
I cranked up my oven to 450 degrees F and coated the peppers and some crushed hazelnuts with extra virgin olive oil and them roast for about 7-8 minutes till the peppers blistered and the hazelnuts roasted.
Then I topped the peppers with a small amount of roasted tomatoes, Sardinian Cheese called Fioro Sardo, some oregano, fresh ground sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar and Korean shredded red pepper.
Shishito peppers are FORKING delicious!