In a wok or cast iron skillet (do NOT use non-stick), heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat.
Add the peppers, and stir to toss in the sesame oil. Let the peppers sit and blister for a few minutes.
Stir, and let sit again until they have reached your desired level of blistered. (3-5 minutes)
Add the soy sauce (or coconut aminos) and stir to coat.
Transfer peppers to a bowl, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and a healthy pinch of kosher salt. Serve immediately.
Air Fryer Instructions
In a medium bowl, toss peppers with sesame oil.
Add the peppers to the basket of air fryer.
Cook at 350 F for 7-10 minutes, shaking the basket midway. Cooking time will depend on the size of your peppers and how "done" you want them.
Add the peppers to a bowl and toss with the sesame oil and soy sauce. Sprinkle with a bit of kosher salt.
The key to getting an amazing blister without making the peppers soggy is to cook them fast and hot. You want a high temp and a very hot preheated wok/cast iron so they start cooking the second they hit the pan.
Blistered Shishito Peppers
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 32Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 91.2mg111%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.