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Blistered shishito peppers in a white bowl.

Easy and Delicious Blistered Shishito Peppers Recipe!

This easy and delicious blistered shishito peppers recipe will leave you wanting more! Sweet and smoky on their own, they are seasoned with a trio of Japanese ingredients and result in a mouthwatering snack!
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people


  • pan or skillet cast iron is preferred


  • 8 oz shishito peppers
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil can sub avocado oil
  • ½ tablespoon bonito flakes
  • ½ tablespoon furikake seasoning can sub sesame seeds
  • 2 ts soy sauce
  • sea salt optional - add a pinch at the end if you like!


  • Heat up the grapeseed oil on a high heat in a skillet (cast iron is preferred). Add the shishitos to the skillet and cook until charred (turning often), softened and tender around 5-7 minutes. You may need to cook in batches so the peppers aren't too crowded in the skillet.
    Blistered shishito peppers in a cast iron pan.
  • Once cooked, place the shishitos in a large bowl, and add the soy sauce, bonito flakes, and furikake. Stir to combine and add a pinch of salt if you like!
    Blistered Shishito peppers in a glass bowl with small white dishes containing soy sauce, furikake, and bonito flakes.
  • Your shishitos are now ready to serve!
    Blistered shishito peppers in a white bowl.


This is great as a healthy snack, appetizer or side dish!  Enjoy!
Keyword Japanese peppers, shishito pepper
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