Oven Roasted Shishito Peppers with Ginger and Lemon

Oven Roasted Shishito Peppers recipe with lemon, ginger, salt and black pepper. This popular Japanese appetizer is so easy to make at home. You only need to roast the shishito peppers for about 6 minutes or until the peppers become fragrant and begin to blister.

One of my favorite healthy snack recipes! Oven Roasted Shishito Peppers recipe with lemon, ginger, salt and black pepper. This popular Japanese appetizer is so easy to make at home. Roast the shishito peppers for about 6 minutes or until the peppers become fragrant and begin to blister. Ready to eat in less than 10 minutes.

Oven Roasted Shishito Peppers recipe with lemon, ginger, salt and black pepper. This popular Japanese appetizer is so easy to make at home. You only need to roast the shishito peppers for about 6 minutes or until the peppers become fragrant and begin to blister.

What is Shishito Pepper:

It’s a Japanese sweet pepper that produces handfuls of finger-long fruits. This pepper is small and very mild in flavor.

How Hot is a Shishito Pepper?

Based on Wikipedia, only one out of every ten peppers is spicy. Shishito peppers are perfect whether broiled, grilled, pan-fried and can even be eaten raw in a salad.

Oven Roasted Shishito Peppers recipe with lemon, ginger, salt and black pepper. This popular Japanese appetizer is so easy to make at home. You only need to roast the shishito peppers for about 6 minutes or until the peppers become fragrant and begin to blister.
Where to Buy Shishito Peppers:

I found raw shishito peppers at my local Trader’s Joe and Sprouts here in San Diego. Each 6 oz bag is around $1.99 which is quite inexpensive. You can find these peppers at most Asian grocery market or purchase them cooked as an appetizer at many Japanese restaurants.

How to Grow Shishito Peppers:

Growing Shishito peppers requires full sun and these plants are perfect for growing in containers.  They are a summer crop so the hotter months are best.  When buying these at a restaurant they can be especially expensive, so if you’re inclined to grow your own I’d say go for it!

This Oven Roasted Shishito Peppers recipe is also a kid friendly snack due to its sweet and mild taste.  My kids have been around quite a lot of Asian food and based on prior experiences with peppers were very hesitant to try it, but after a small bite, they realized that these peppers had a very mild taste.  Even my four-year-old daughter was really enjoying them!

Oven Roasted Shishito Peppers recipe with lemon, ginger, salt and black pepper. This popular Japanese appetizer is so easy to make at home. You only need to roast the shishito peppers for about 6 minutes or until the peppers become fragrant and begin to blister.How to Oven Roasted Shishito Peppers:

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Oven Roasted Shishito Peppers with Ginger
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
8 mins
 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Ingredients
  • 6-8 oz bag Shishito Peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger powder
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse sea salt (use less or more according to your liking)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine Shishito peppers, olive oil, and ginger powder.
  3. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet and roast for about 5-6 minutes, until the peppers become fragrant and begin to blister. Remove from the heat.
  4. Transfer the peppers to the bowl, toss immediately with squeezed lemon juice and sea salt.

 

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Hannah Healy
    Jul 6, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    This looks just lovely, I want to try is soon!

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    Roxana
    Jul 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Love how simple this recipe is. And great flavors.

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    Jenn - Peas and Crayons
    Jul 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Loving these gorgeous green peppers!

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    Monica | Nourish & Fete
    Jul 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    These look delicious – amazing photography! I have a hard time finding specialty peppers where I live, but I will definitely check out an Asian grocer – great tip!

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    Joyce
    Jul 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    How have I never heard of these?! :O I need to find these! 🙂 I love all your tips of where to find them and how to grow them! 🙂

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    Jul 7, 2017 at 2:57 am

    I haven’t heard of these before. My oldest son loves peppers. Your recipe is my favorite type – nice and simple!

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    ricci
    Jul 7, 2017 at 3:20 am

    I love pepper but have never tried Shishitos!! Yours look awesome and I need to try them ASAP!!!

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    Alli Smith
    Jul 7, 2017 at 4:39 am

    I was wondering where to buy them and then you answered all of the questions running through my head. This looks like my kind of snack. I’ll have to look for them next time I’m grocery shopping.

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    candy
    Jul 7, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Will have to look for some seeds or plants of these types of peppers. We grow many different types and like to try new types of peppers. Sweet and mild flavors sounds wonderful.

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    Jeanette
    Jul 7, 2017 at 6:15 am

    I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve actually never heard of these peppers. This looks delicious so I’m definitely going to try it. We were Trader Joe’s close to us so I think I’m going to go explore over there and see what they have.

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    Sarah Bailey
    Jul 7, 2017 at 8:16 am

    What an interesting sounding thing to do with peppers, I have to admit they aren’t something I’ve tried cooking with much at all.

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    Jul 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I don’t think I have ever had shishito peppers! They look great in this recipe so I will have to hunt some down.

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    A Busy Bees Life - Sheri
    Jul 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Not tired these but I love everything that is spicy and has lots of pepper so I think I would like this too.

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    Natalie
    Jul 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Wow this looks so yummy! I am not the biggest fan of cooked peppers but I think they are delicious roasted.

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    Debra Hawkins
    Jul 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I love peppers of any kind so I am sure I would love these too! I love that you added ginger and lemon, the perfect combination!

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    My Teen Guide
    Jul 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I haven’t tried these peppers before and I don’t know where to find them. I will try my best because your recipe does look like a good appetizer.

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    Sandy N Vyjay
    Jul 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Shsishito peppers look quite tempting. Looking at the pictures, I thought they would be real “hot”, but looks can be deceptive. As you say they are quite mild, will check out if I can get any in our departmental store.

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    Maurene Cab
    Jul 8, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Roasted shishito peppers? Wow! This is the first time I saw a recipe like this. I love to try this.

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    Julie
    Jul 8, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Oh my goodness! I need to try and make this as soon as possible! Sounds delicious!

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    Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    Jul 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Yum! I’ve never heard of these but they sound really good. Will have to look for some at Trader Joe’s the next time I go.

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    Jenny
    Jul 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this type of pepper. Lol I like how it’s a gamble with the spiciness level.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    Jul 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I have never had Japanese sweet peppers. I will check out the asian store if they have them, it sounds awesome.

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    liz Cleland
    Jul 8, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I love finding new recipes to try out. I think this looks delicious!

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