How to Cook Shishito Peppers

Sautéed Shishito Peppers

This is a very simple sautéing method for the peppers and they're quite tasty seasoned with salt and pepper. However, there are many different seasonings you could add to them for a snack -- sesame oil, soy sauce, black vinegar, Togarashi, bonito flakes, and so on.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 29 kcal


  • 8 ounces fresh Shishito peppers, washed and dried
  • grapeseed oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Coat the bottom of large sauté pan (preferably cast iron), with grape seed oil and place it over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the peppers. (You should immediately hear them sizzle -- if you don't, the pan isn't hot enough yet. Wait for the sizzle!)
  3. Sauté the peppers until they are nicely charred -- each pepper will be about 50% green and 50% charred. They should be flipped/stirred every so often, and the total cooking time will be about 10 minutes.
  4. Season generously with salt and pepper and serve hot or warm.