Shishito Peppers in Soy Ginger Sauce

Soy Ginger Shishito Peppers

Over the years I’ve turned hundreds of friends and family members on to Shishito Peppers!  Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but lets just say it’s been a lot, and out of all those people, everyone has loved them!

Shishito peppers are a japanese pepper generally served as a starter at popular sushi restaurants such as Nobu, Ra and Katsuya! The fun thing about these peppers is that they’re a mild, sweet pepper, yet about one in every ten is spicy!  Surprise!

Sweet Soy Ginger Sauce Shishito Pepper Recipe

When I saw bags of shishito peppers staring me in the face the first time I visited the Japanese market, I felt like I had struck gold!

Up until that point I had never seen the peppers for sale in a grocery store or at a farmers market and they’re not always available at sushi restaurants.

I quickly swooped up 4 bags of the peppers, come on people, it’s not every day you strike gold ;-)

Shishito Pepper Recipe

I sautéed these babies up with some sweet soy ginger sauce to form a nice glaze, then sprinkled toasted panko crumbs on top for a delicious treat that went perfect with my Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice Cakes!

Soy Ginger Shishito Pepper Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shishito peppers
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (zested)
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs (optional topping)

Sauté the shishito peppers over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Next, whisk the other ingredients together in a small bowl.

Sweet Soy Ginger Sauce

Pour the sauce over the shishito peppers.

Sweet Soy Ginger Sauce Recipe

Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until the peppers are tender and the sauce begins to thicken into a glaze.

Sautéed Shishito Peppers

Toast the breadcrumbs in a skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.

Toasted Panko Breadcrumbs

Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top of the shishito peppers and serve!

Japanese Shishito Pepper Recipe

Sushi Restaurant Shishito Pepper Recipe

These peppers make for a great party starter or simple weeknight snack!

Soy Ginger Shishito Peppers

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Leave the panko breadcrumbs off the top and be sure to use a gluten free soy sauce to make this recipe gluten-free.

Shishito Peppers in Soy Ginger Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shishito peppers
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (zested)
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs (optional topping)

Instructions

  1. Sauté the shishito peppers over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Whisk the other ingredients together in a small bowl to form the sauce.
  3. Pour the sauce over the shishito peppers.
  4. Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  5. Toast the breadcrumbs in a skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top of the shishito peppers and serve.
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