Grilled Shishito Peppers

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Grilled Shishito Peppers-these sweet and mild Japanese peppers are easy to make on the grill! Serve as an appetizer or side dish! 

Grilled Shishito Peppers Recipe

Josh has always loved the word bok choy. He loves to eat it, but he really loves saying it, especially when we are in the produce section. He loves embarrassing me by shouting BOK CHOY over and over until the entire produce section is staring. Well, Josh has a new favorite word to yell in the produce section, SHISHITO is his new buzz word!

We were at the store the other day and Josh asked what we needed. I told him to get shishito peppers and as soon as I said I knew I was in trouble. He got a big smile on his face and went to find them. He didn’t go quietly though, he started shouting SHISHITO in the most annoying voice. I turned the cart and walked the other direction, but it was too late. Everyone knew he was with me. Oh, well I got my shishito peppers so we could make Grilled Shishito Peppers for dinner!

Grilled Shishito Peppers Recipe

Have you tried shishito peppers? The little, green Japanese peppers are typically sweet and mild, but approximately one in ten have a real kick. When you get a spicy one, you will know, trust me. Don’t be afraid to try them though, the guessing game is all part of the fun. Live on the wild side! And if you do get a spicy one, it really isn’t that bad.

Grilled Shishito Peppers Recipe

Shishito peppers are easy to prepare and make a great appetizer or side dish. We like to grill our peppers with a little bit of olive oil, sesame oil, and soy sauce.

Grill until the peppers are blistered, this will only take 5-7 minutes.  Super simple!

Grilled Shishito Peppers

When the peppers come off the grill, I add a little sea salt and Blue Diamond’s new Sriracha Almonds. The Sriracha Almonds are the perfect finishing touch to the peppers. They add the perfect amount of kick and the crunch is nice too!

If you are looking for a simple and tasty appetizer or side dish for summer, make Grilled Shishito Peppers. They are sure to be a hit! And if you happen to get a spicy pepper, just yell SHISHITO! It is a fun word to say…just try not to yell it out while you are in the produce section. Josh is still learning:)


Grilled Shishito Peppers Recipe

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Grilled Shishito Peppers

Serve these sweet and mild Japanese peppers as an appetizer or side dish!
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons lite soy sauce or Tamari
  • 12 ounces shishito peppers
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds


  • 1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Place the shishito peppers in a medium bowl. Pour the mixture over the peppers and toss until peppers are well coated.
  • 3. Place peppers on a grill pan in a single layer or directly on heated grill. Cook for 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally, or until peppers are charred and blistered. Remove from grill.
  • 4. Place peppers in a serving bowl. Season with se salt, to taste, and top with Sriracha Almonds. Serve immediately.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. These peppers are my new favorite! A local restaurant makes them in a caramelized soy glaze….I could eat 100! Yours looks fantastic!

  2. Yummy….. I hadn’t heard of the sriracha nuts yet!!! I grow peppers from Spain called Padron peppers they are the same way some mild and then one that kicks you !!!

  3. Wow!!I love this so much  and didn’t know Trader Joe’s is carrying them – now the word is out! It’s looks delicious. Thanks again.