Shishito Peppers

Shishitos offer a mild, sweet flavor with just a touch of heat. These small, finger-like peppers are often featured as a snack item in their native Japan, and now they are grown in the U.S. as well, with high season in summer and fall. Easy to prepare in a variety of ways, it’s no surprise these thin-skinned, emerald beauties shine on menus across the nation.

Swift’s Attic
Austin, Texas
Blistered Shishitos; $6

Sage at Aria Resort & Casino
Las Vegas
Coconut and Key Lime Float: Shishito Pepper-Mezcal Soda; $12

Nashville, Tenn.
Shishito Peppers, Wok-Charred, Sea Salt, Sweet Miso; $9.50

Boston, Mass.
Shishito Peppers with Toasted Shallot, Sea Salt and Lime Zest; $9

Old Town Social
Chicago, Ill.
Stuffed Shishito Peppers: Chicken Chorizo, Monterey Jack, Herb Aioli; $9

One Red Door
Hudson, Ohio
Cauliflower Steak ala Plancha, Sweet Corn Risotto, Oyster Mushrooms, Braised Kale, Charred Shishito Pepper, Romesco Sauce; $17


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