Wednesday, August 3, 2011
As I put the peppers on the table, I told Josh not to worry, they weren't spicy. He took a bite approvingly, but said he thinks they want to be spicy. I laughed, ate another one, and wham! That little pepper had some heat! There was only one pepper in my bunch that was spicy, so be careful as you're nibbling on these tasty treats.
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 bunch shishito peppers
dash of tamari (or soy sauce)
There is no need to peel, chop or dice these peppers. These small peppers are cooked and eaten whole. They have a thin, delicate skin, so they cook quickly.
Heat sesame oil over medium heat. When the pan is hot, toss in the peppers. Now let cook, stirring, so they don't burn. Keep a close eye on them. When the peppers have cooked down and are browned all over, remove from heat. This should take 5-8 minutes. Toss with a dash of tamari. If you don't have tamari or soy sauce, finish with sea salt and lemon. A great appetizer or afternoon snack.