Blistered Shishito Peppers

By: Eleni Saltas

Blistered shishito peppers have become my favorite garden snack of 2021. Use fresh or store bought peppers, and simply season with a drizzle of olive oil, honey, and salt, and then fry until nicely charred.

Prep Time:


Total Time:

10 min



Good For:



  • 8 ounces (about 40 or so shishito peppers)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Lemon, if desired

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Rinse and pat the peppers dry. Transfer to a bowl and toss the shishito peppers with olive oil, honey and a dash of salt until well coated. By oiling the peppers before, it allows the peppers to get coated well into the crevices.

Step 2

Heat a fry pan or cast iron to medium heat. Add the peppers to the pan and allow them to cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes until they begin to blister.
Add the garlic to the pan, and stir with the peppers another 1-2 minutes, keeping an eye on the garlic so It doesn’t burn.

Step 3

Transfer to a serving plate, and sprinkle with a generous amount of sea salt and a squeeze of lemon, if desired. Enjoy!