Shishito Peppers

Shishito Peppers

Everyone knows one thing about us, we love spicy food. We love it hot and spicy. I’ve been like that since I’ve been a kid. I’m so surprised that Arlo doesn’t eat spicy food soon. Peppers are a favorite in our house. I love bell peppers and sweet peppers. I have made sweet peppers in different ways and we like it all the ways I make. Arlo is still reluctant to try them. I thought the different colors would attract the boy, but he’s just a stubborn kid who doesn’t want to try anything new. He would definitely try a new candy but not a new vegetable. He only likes those he likes. Sometimes I think he’s like me. I don’t like to try new veggies. I like to smell them and then decide which is a very weird thing, but that’s how it has always been since childhood. Mom hates that I do that and used to yell at me. But eventually I would give in and eat whatever she put on the table. I miss mom so much for her delicious food.

So on a prowl at Costco, I was trying to find as many veggies as I can, to avoid going to Walmart or Target. I get sweet peppers, bell peppers, all my berries and sometimes squash too. I like the quality of the vegetables I get at Costco. They last nearly 2 weeks, while the ones from Walmart barely last a week. So as I said, I was prowling Costco and found these peppers called Shishito Peppers. They looked really appetizing to the eye, so I took a box. The first time I made them was when my little sister was here. I wanted to make TONS of food for her to take back, so I made almost everything in the fridge. Turns out I didn’t have many veggies in the fridge but I discovered these peppers. It was going to be an experiment, but she always loves them however they turned out. To my happiness they turned out awesome, didn’t take long to cook them and weren’t spicy at all.


Shishito Peppers – 15

Olive Oil – 3 tablespoons (I used the one that came with the peppers)

Salt – 1 teaspoon (As needed)

Red chili Powder – 1 teaspoon

Chickpea Flour – 3 tablespoons

How To Make

Step 1: Wash the peppers well, and cut out the stalks.

Olive oil and salt that came with them peppers

Step 2: Add oil to a pan, and wait until it’s hot, then add the peppers. Fry them a little, and place the lid on for 3 minutes.

Step 3: Add the salt, and fry them until they are charred.

Step 4: Sprinkle the red chili powder and chickpea flour. Toss them a little so that they are mixed well.

Step 5: Serve with hot rice and ghee, or a size for sambar rice, or sambar.


1. Chickpea flour is optional, only to add a nutty flavor to the peppers.

2. You can add sambar powder instead, but changes the tastes completely.

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