Have you tried roasted Shishito peppers before? This recipe is genuinely incredible same as your restaurant. They come out tender, delicious, and bursting with flavors.
Shishito peppers are mild and sweet and won't hurt you with this heat. And you can munch on it as a snack on the game days or the party nights. Your friends would love you for serving these oven-roasted Shishito peppers.
These fabulous soft and chewy peppers are very mild in heat and topped with pleasant peppery flavors. If you are a pepper lover, this recipe is a must-try.
If you have stopped by these Japanese peppers in the farmers market and are searching for recipes with shishito peppers, this baked shishito peppers recipe would be perfect.
You may opt to roast peppers in an oven or over the stovetop. Drizzle a few drops of oil and bake it until it blisters. Sprinkle some kosher salt, and a super smoky snack is ready in a blink of seconds, like these roasted mini peppers and roasted jalapeno.
Shishito peppers are sweet and do not hold much heat in their seeds like green peppers. Hence, you do not need to remove the seeds or the ribs. We prefer to roast them as whole peppers.
Shishito peppers are sprinkled with kosher salt and baked to perfection. These oven-roasted shishito peppers are a no-brainer appetizer dish you can quickly put together even for a crowd.
Why I like this recipe
My local store, Wegmans, in central Pennsylvania, carries bags of shishito peppers throughout the summer. Which always tempts me to grab some.
Initially, I was hesitant to pick it up, looking at its crinkled skin and size(it made me feel super hot). But my opinion was shattered when I first had it in an Asian restaurant.
Now, guess what? I get these peppers from every other visit to the store. And we started including it in our menu. Over and above, this oven-roasted shishito became one of our favorites, and we started making it too often.
Though you can eat them raw, roasting them in the oven enhances their smoky, peppery flavors. Additionally, the work involved in this process is easy.
My family prefers these roasted shishito peppers for their fabulous taste, and I like it It's easy prepping work.
Shishito peppers. These are sweet, smoky Japanese peppers. It may be available in leading grocery stores during the summer and fall seasons in their produce section.
Mostly, these peppers taste sweet and mild. But every pepper is different from others, even from the same plant. So always be cautious that some pepper may taste slightly hot.
Kosher salt. It compliments and highlights the aroma of the roasted shishito peppers. You may substitute it with sea salt or rock salt. The combination of pepper with salt is a pleasant surprise and delectable.
Olive oil. These provide an earthy taste and complex aroma. You may choose light olive oil or vegetable oil for subtle flavors.
How to make
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Set the rack in the middle of the range.
Wash and rinse the shishito peppers thoroughly.
Place them over the baking tray or an oven-safe pan. Drizzle olive oil and toss until the peppers are coated evenly.
Sprinkle kosher salt.
Bake the peppers for approximately 7 minutes or until it starts blistering.
Remove them from the oven, and serve with any spicy sauce.
How to serve?
This roasted shishito peppers swells when hot and flattens when cooled down. Hence, it's best to serve immediately.
As an appetizer. Roasted jalapeno, these baked Japanese peppers are also excellent to serve. Dunk into hot and spicy condiments,
Can I store the leftovers?
These taste excellent when they are hot or warm. Shishito peppers are tender and have a thin wall. It does not hold its structure well when stored for a long time. Additionally, It turns soggy and loses its texture when reheated. So, I would highly suggest making it whenever needed.
How to roast the shishito peppers over the stovetop?
Follow the same recipe. But instead of placing them in the oven. And sauté in medium heat for about 7 minutes or until it turns pale and blisters. Sprinkle some salt and enjoy.
Cast iron pan. Excellent for heating the peppers evenly.
Baking tray. These baking sheets are also perfect for roasting the peppers.
Printable recipe card
Roasted Shishito peppers
- 1 lb Shishito peppers
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 450 degree Fahrenheit. And set the rack to the middle of the oven.
- Wash and rinse the Shishito peppers thoroughly.
- In an oven safe baking pan, place these Shishito peppers and drizzle olive oil.
- And toss them until the oil coats the pepper well.
- Sprinkle kosher salt.
- And let them roast in the oven for about 7 minutes or until the Shishito peppers starts blistering.
- Then take them out from oven, and serve with a spicy sauce.