Shishito Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Lately, I’ve been really into cooking and serving shishito peppers as an appetizer to just about any meal. These little peppers are so quick and easy to make (seriously – like five minutes) and each batch you eat is like a game of Russian Roulette – one in eight tend to be extra spicy.


This barely necessitates a recipe, but here goes anyway. I hope you will enjoy the show! 😉


  • 6 oz. shishito peppers (Trader Joes sells them in a bag)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Heat up oil in a pan and throw the peppers in. Cover pan for 3-4 minutes while it cooks on high heat.
  2. Remove the cover and sprinkle the peppers with the salt. Give it a good toss – the peppers should be ‘blistering’ at this point.
  3. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Squeeze lemon over the peppers, toss in lemon juice and serve hot.

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