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Blistered Shishito Peppers

Blistered shishito peppers are the perfect finger-food with their built in stem handle and sweet and smokey flavor. We've paired this dish with two tasty sauces that are sure to wow a crowd at your next gathering.


Be warned! The old saying goes that one in ten of these mild peppers can pack a kick of spice (but that's what makes it fun)!

10 Minutes
9 Ingredients
Spice Level

Learn to make it

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Recipe for Blistered Shishito Peppers


For 2-4 servings

For the shishito peppers

  • 2 c shishito peppers
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For tangy mayo sauce:

  • 1/4 c Kewpie mayo
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • Juice and zest from 1 lime

For savory soy ginger sauce:

  • 1/4 c soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tbsp ginger, grated
  • juice of 1 lime

Step by step

step 1

To make the sauces, combine the needed ingredients and mix thoroughly.

step 2

Next, blister shishito peppers: Heat oil in a large skillet on high heat. Once oil is hot, add in shishito peppers in a single layer to the pan. Be careful not to overcrowd your pan!

step 3

Cook the peppers for a few minutes until charred and blistered and flip over and let other side blister. Transfer the cooked peppers into a bowl and season with salt and lime juice.

step 4

Serve immediately with your two dipping sauces. Happy eating!