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Blistered Shishito Peppers - Recipe

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Flaky Sea Salt and Lime – Recipe

These garden grown shishito peppers are blistered and charred in a hot pan with just a bit of oil, then tossed with flaky sea salt and tart lime juice. Serve them up with a simple lime-cream sauce for dipping. The perfect appetizer or party starter.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, game day, shishito
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 226 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 shishito peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 small lime for serving

OPTIONAL LIME-CREAM DIPPING SAUCE

  • ¼ cup crema or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Heat a large cast iron pan to medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  2. Add the shishito peppers and cook them about 5 minutes per side, until the skins char and blister up. Flip them occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and toss with about a teaspoon of flaky sea salt. You can add more if you’d like.
  4. Squeeze fresh lime juice over them and serve.

FOR THE LIME-CREAM SAUCE

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together and place it into a dipping cup.

Recipe Notes

Serves 2 Heat Factor: Low, but you may get a slightly spicy shishito every now and then. Heat them up with some spicy chili flakes.

Nutrition Facts
Blistered Shishito Peppers with Flaky Sea Salt and Lime – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 1309mg 55%
Potassium 869mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 15g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 54.1%
Vitamin C 476.7%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 15.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.