Happy Shishito Peppers

I don’t know too many people who would think of popping an entire pepper in their mouth without having some fear of internally combusting from fire. I would probably agree until I had the pleasure of enjoying my first Shishito pepper. Well you could say it was love at first bite! These magnificent green little peppers are about the size of a Serrano. This sweet tasting pepper gets the name Shishito (Japanese for lion) due to the resemblance the tip of the pepper has to a lion’s head.

2012-08-05 05.43.15 copyThis is the perfect appetizer. It is quick, easy and super flavorful!! All you do is sauté them lightly in olive oil over medium heat for 15 min.

Lightly dust in sea salt and Happy Hemp raw seeds. Can’t get easier than that!!

2012-08-05 05.55.01 copyMy only word of caution is they go quick. This is a no left over proof dish!

Enjoy!

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