All About Shishito Peppers and How To Cook Them

All About Shishito Peppers and How To Cook Them


Be careful how you pronounce that.

Shishitos are probably the best kept pepper secret.  Although they have become more well known in the last few years.  Still, not many people know what they are and how delicious they taste!

And no, shishitos are not just another pepper.  They are the perfect pepper!

You can eat them raw, or cook them into your dishes, but my family loves them blistered with a little salt and seasoning.  And once you pop one into your mouth, you just can't stop eating them.  I kid you not.

Shishitos aren't hot, but every once in a while you might get one with a little kick to it.  But nothing to take your breath away or set your tongue on fire!  They are a mild pepper, but packed with a lot of flavor.

Have I ever lied to you before?

How to Cook Shishito Peppers

Pour a little olive oil (or a couple of pats of butter) into a skillet.
Turn your burner on to a medium heat and place the peppers into the skillet.
Cook the peppers for about five minutes on one side, and then flip them to the other side and cook for another five minutes. 
You can sprinkle a little sea salt, or garlic salt on them.  That's really all they need.

Give the cooked peppers a little time to cool down and then snack away!


If you want to give shishitos a try, you can find them right HERE.

Let me know if you try them and what you think!


Your "pushing you to experience new things" Farmer,


1 comment

  • Karen Sissons

    Shishitos are delish like you said they would be. I haven’t tried them blistered but will now that I read this. I have added to my salad, with that red okra. I have sauteed/stir fried them. I like a little heat but these are a nice in between from bell and jalapeno.

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