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Shishito Peppers with Lemon and Garlic

A fun little pre-dinner snack! Hit or miss, you might find one that packs a little heat!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Shishito Peppers
Servings: 6 people
Author: Debbie


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil,, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic,, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound Padrón or Shishito peppers
  • Flaky sea salt,, such as Maldon
  • Wedges of lemon,, optional


  • Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat until just smoking.
  • Add sliced garlic and sauté quickly before it browns.
  • Add half of the peppers; cook, tossing occasionally, until skins are blistered and flesh is softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Transfer peppers and garlic to a bowl, sprinkle with salt, and toss to coat.
  • Repeat with remaining peppers, remaining 1 Tablespoon oil, and more salt.
  • Before serving, add a squeeze of lemon (if using) and toss to coat.


Gr8 Tip:
Instead of squeezing a wedge of lemon at the end, add a few lemon slices to the hot skillet. All charred up, lemons are even juicier...kind of caramelized! YUM!
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