Blistered Shishito peppers

Blistered Shishito peppers recipe

Makes: 4 servings

Total time: 10-15 minutes, cook time: 10-12, prep time: 2 minutes

Note: Depending on the time of year, these can get very hot.


  • 1 pound (16 ounces) Shishito peppers (also known as Padron peppers)
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil or sesame oil
  • Kosher salt


  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until the pan is hot. Add the peppers when it’s hot and turn occasionally.
  • Add a few slices of lemon after a minute, turning occasionally. Cook until the peppers begin to blister; about 10-15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil. Squeeze more lemon, and sprinkle with salt and the sesame seeds if you’re using them.
  • Serve immediately.

Approximate nutritional information for 1 serving (Based on brands and amounts used in the recipe)

  • Calories: 131.5 (144.5 with sesame seeds)
  • Fat: 10g (11g with sesame seeds)
  • Carb: 9g (9.5g with sesame seeds)
  • Protein: 2.5g (2.75g with sesame seeds)

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