blistered shishito peppers in a skillet
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Blistered Shishito Peppers

The perfect afternoon salty snack to pair with a cocktail!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 2 servings



  • 2 cups shishito peppers
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt


  • Rinse off the shishito peppers, then pat them dry.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss the peppers with the teaspoon of olive oil until all of the peppers are evenly coated.
  • Heat up the cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Wait until it's hot enough. You can test this by adding a drop of water and seeing if it will sizzle/evaporate.
  • Add the peppers to the pan. Let them sit for a minute.
  • Using a pair of tongs, turn the shishito peppers to a different side. Repeat this step every minute or so until the shishito peppers are charred ("blistered") on the outside. This should take about 10 minutes.
  • Remove to bowls and sprinkle with salt, then serve.


Each serving is about 1 cup of shishito peppers. You can multiply the recipe if you're making this for more people.