I’m new to this shishito pepper bandwagon, but now that I’m on it I don’t plan on getting off any time soon! Shishitos are a Japanese variety of pepper that are mellow and slightly sweet, except for the occasional spicy one hiding in the bunch. Their preparation is simple and quick. In a hot cast iron pan with a bit of olive oil, the peppers are sautéd until the skin is blistered. Sprinkled liberally with sea salt and served with a cool dip, such as this one from The Kitchn, they make the perfect snack or appetizer. I could eat these every. single. day.
That being said, I had been dreaming of another way to use them and I kept going back to some sort of a dressing, sauce or dip. So here we are. Use to dip vegetables, dress your salads or eat right off the spoon like I did.