Grilled Shishito Peppers with Fleur De Sel

grilled shishito peppers

These peppers are great as an appetizer or as a side. I could literally eat an entire plate full of these!

If you happen to see Shishito peppers in the store or at the farmers market, snatch them up! They’re absolutely delicious! According to Wikipedia, about one out of every ten shishito peppers is hot, but I’ve never experienced that! If you’ve ever had Padron peppers, they are a very similar Spanish variety to the Japanese Shishito pepper. Grilled on skewers and finished in a high quality olive oil and sea salt, these little peppers will leave you wanting MORE! They are highly, highly addictive and are awesome served as a simple yet elegant appetizer!

Grilled Shishito peppers

These beauties are about the length of a finger- they grill up perfectly and have a pleasant mild flavor!


Grilled Shishito peppers

We grilled these beauties on the new MiniMax Big Green Egg. Review on that grill coming soon- I’m having so much fun with it!

Soak your skewers in water for 30 minutes before getting ready to cook.
Take two skewers and skewer the peppers on each end, so that you have the pepper skewered among two skewers- this makes it easier for flipping the peppers and also ensures they are cooked evenly on each side (ie, no slipping like they would do one one skewer!). Next, drizzle the peppers with a little olive oil.

Prepare your grill for medium direct heat. Next, coat your grill grates with oil (canola, vegetable) so your peppers do not stick. Grill for a few minutes each side, or until each side has begun to blister and form char marks.

Pull off the grill, and add a little more olive oil. Sprinkle with your favorite sea salt- I’m a big fan of Fleur De Sel. To learn more about Sea Salt, check out my deep dive into the world of sea salt entitled “Salt 101”.

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My focus is on healthy, simple and creative recipes on the grill. I encourage women to learn to grill as it is a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen.

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