How to Cook Shishito Peppers

Blistered Shishito Peppers

This is a very simple sautéing method to make delicious Blistered Shishitos.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword appetizers for sharing, unique vegan sides
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 29 kcal


  • 8 ounces or so 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 grapeseed 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.