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Shishito Peppers Recipe

Shishito Peppers Recipe

One of my favorite appetizers to order at RA Sushi is their shishito peppers. They’re delicious and go perfectly with sushi and a cold drink. If you haven’t tried them, I suggest you order them next time you’re at RA Sushi or Nobu (I heard they have them there as well!).They’re a very mild Japanese pepper, similar to a bell pepper, but much tastier in my opinion. They’re really not very spicy, in occasion you may bite into one that has a tiny bit of spice, but if you like flavor, you’ll love these!

I wanted to try my own home version and while I didn’t know their exact ingredients that RA Sushi uses, I decided to improvise and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. If you love peppers, this is a great appetizer or snack to have. Hope you enjoy!


  • Shishito peppers
  • 2 tbs Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • Minced Garlic
  • Garlic Salt or Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon (optional)
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

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  1. Wash peppers and dry with paper towels.
  2. On a hot skillet add olive oil and minced garlic and add in the peppers.
  3. Lightly season with salt and pepper – I used garlic salt, but I’d recommend sea salt instead.
  4. Allow peppers to cook thoroughly, tossing peppers consistently till they’ll start to blister.
  5. Add about 1 teaspoon of Sirracha sauce to pan and mix.
  6. Add about 2 tablespoons of soy sauce to pan and mix.
  7. Once peppers are blistered, squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top. Lemon juice is optional, but it helps soften the sriracha sauce, if you’re not a fan of heat.
  8. Plate and add sesame seeds on top as garnish and enjoy!

Shishito Peppers Recipe

TIPS: Be sure not to add too much salt as soy sauce has plenty of salt!

*Top image from, all other images are my own.

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  • Reply Vanessa

    Happy Monday, darling! GREAT recipe! Will try and make it myself! Thanks for sharing, Vanessa! πŸ™‚
    Sending you much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    04/13 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Nina

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. xx

    04/13 at 9:55 am
  • Reply patty

    OH I love it !


    04/13 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Wishes & Reality

    My hubby would love this – thanks for sharing!


    04/13 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Kiki

    My mouth is watering! Who knew they were that easy to make. We love eating peppers with pretty much anything. Thanks for the tips! Will be sure to give this a whirl. (:

    04/13 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply Andrea Nine

    These look so yummy!!! Now I’m hungry for sushi too!!!! Thanks for sharing a great new recipe!! xo

    04/13 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Carrie

    Need to try

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    04/13 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Claire

    Yum! I need to try this!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

    04/13 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt

    These look so yummy

    04/13 at 11:48 pm
  • Reply Samantha

    These look great! Thanks for the recipe!

    04/14 at 6:34 am
  • Reply Heather Tweedy

    Made these last night and they were amazing! Definitely will be adding this to our arsenal of party foods for the summer! Thanks for the killer recipe! πŸ™‚

    04/14 at 6:58 am
  • Reply sweetsimpleday

    Looks yummy~~~ I should try that too!!
    thanks for sharing the recipe xo

    04/14 at 7:58 am
  • Reply K / Pure & Complex

    This looks like such an easy but fun recipe. i may have to try this out very soon. Beautiful recipe.

    Kay of Pure & Complex

    04/14 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Shveta

    Looks delicious! I’ll be sure to whip up a batch <3

    04/14 at 10:02 am
  • Reply sandy

    Looks so so yummy πŸ™‚

    Bisous de France

    04/14 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Kaley

    My mommy and I are OBSESSED with shishito peppers – great recipe!!



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    04/14 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Christine

    I was a little afraid when I first saw peppers as an appetizer cause I’m a baby when it comes to spice. After reading your description though they sound delicious. I’ll have to surprise my fiancΓ© with something new, thanks for the idea!


    04/14 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Miranda

    This looks delish!


    04/14 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Isiddora

    thank you so much for this post i would definite try this :)))

    04/17 at 9:55 am
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