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A close up of blistered shishito peppers in a dark bowl.

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Teri & Jenny
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 6
Calories 56 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (plus more for drizzling at the end)
  • ½ pound shishito peppers, cleaned
  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste


  • toasted sesame seeds


  • Place cast iron skillet over high heat. Once skillet is hot add oils.
  • Carefully add peppers to pan and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, moving them around the pan frequently. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Once peppers have charred/blistered all around and have begun to wilt remove from heat. Adjust seasonings.
  • Drizzle peppers with sesame oil and top with toasted sesame seeds. Serve.


  • **If using a grill, toss peppers in oils and season with salt and pepper before placing on the grill. It may also be helpful to use a grill basket, to ensure none of the little peppers fall through the grill grates.


Calories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 360IUVitamin C: 54mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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