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Shishito peppers are mild, sweet, and delicate peppers that originate from Japan are easy to make and delicious to eat. They are also very healthy and a great source of fiber, vitamin C, and minerals. If you’ve never tried these before, you’re in for a treat. Shishito peppers are not spicy. They are mild and tender and slightly sweet. However, one in every ten can be spicy. They are so simple and so full of flavor. While shishito peppers are perfectly delicious on their own with a little salt, I like to add some sauce. Once ready, you won’t be able to stop eating them. This recipe for roasted shishito peppers takes less than ten minutes to put together and makes the perfect appetizer or side dish.


  • 1 lb Shishito Peppers

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 5 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Shatta

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • Garnish: toasted sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Place the shishito peppers in a mixing bowl.

  3. Pour the sesame (or other high heat oil) over the peppers and toss to coat.

  4. Dump the peppers out onto a baking sheet.

  5. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.

  6. Roast in the oven for 6 minutes, or until peppers are blistered and puffy.

  7. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together, minced garlic, soy sauce, shatta, and honey. Set aside.

  8. Remove peppers from the oven, place in a pan with the sauce on high heat for two minutes, tossing constantly.

  9. Move shishito peppers and sauce into a bowl and top with toasted sesame seeds. To eat: grab by the stem and eat pepper, discarding the stem. Enjoy!


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