A Blistered Shishito Peppers Recipe with the possibility of surprise. About one out of every eight peppers is spicy. The occurrence of pungent fruit is induced by such factors as exposure to sunlight, and other environmental stresses.
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Brave enough for a spicy Blistered Shishito Pepper?
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add peppers, and sauté about 5 minutes, or until peppers are blistered, with a bit of char.
Remove peppers from heat. Toss with salt and pepper, serve with lime.
The shishito pepper is small and finger-long, slender, and thin-walled. Although it turns from green to red upon ripening, it is usually harvested while green. The name refers to the fact that the tip of the chili pepper (唐辛子, tōgarashi) looks like the head of a lion (獅子, shishi); in Japanese it is often abbreviated as shishitō.
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