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Sautéed Shishito Peppers
FRIDAY 06.22.2018

A Fun Bite for a Fun Summer!

Spice your summer with this hot recipe that is extremely easy to do. Shishito peppers tend to have a mild heat with a relatively sweet flavor. The fun part about eating these peppers is that a few of them will give you a fiery punch! Make sure to warn your guests that don't tolerate spicy food.

Head up! You are going to need a Cast Iron Skillet for this recipe.

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Set up your grill for direct heat and place the skillet on the grill to preheat. Aim for about 300-350 degrees. Rinse off the peppers over cold water and pat them dry. Place peppers in a bowl and drizzle lightly with olive oil.

adding olive oil to the peppers

Sprinkle the peppers with a pinch or two of the Shichimi Tōgarashi Spice. This is a very spicy mix and has a lot of red pepper in it so use it sparingly at first. You can always add more after the peppers are cooked. Do not salt the peppers before they are cooked because they will wilt.

peppers with Shichimi Tōgarashi Spice

Add the peppers to the hot pan and let the peppers blister. It does not take long for the peppers to blister and char a little. You want the peppers to have a little crunch to them.

placing the peppers on the hot pan over Fogo All Natural Lump Charcoal

Remove the peppers and sprinkle them with some kosher salt and serve hot.

removing the peppers from Fogo All Natural Lump Charcoal

Remember, one out of every 10 or so peppers will have a little extra kick of spiciness so watch out and enjoy!

peppers ready to serve 


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