Ok, if you would have asked my 12 year old self if i’d ever eat a shishito pepper, the answer would have been absolutely not. I’ve mentioned this before, but I was the PICKIEST eater as a child. Buttered noodles were practically all I lived on – not kidding! Now today is another story as i’ll try just about any food (ok, maybe not any food) at least once. These honey sriracha shishito peppers were inspired by our most recent appetizer obsession while eating at restaurants!
These would make for a great dinner appetizer for your next party! They’re light, super easy to make, and packed with a little heat. Shishito peppers typically aren’t that spicy; however, every now and then one or two from the package may contain a bit more heat than the others.
Peep the photo of Gus above! He’s a Golden Retriever and currently almost four months old. I’d have to say I thought having a dog in the apartment would making food blogging A LOT harder; however, it hasn’t been too rough at all. We’ve taught him to stay away from the food (even though he’s still just a bit shy of being able to reach it all). We also haven’t fed him any table food to avoid begging. That being said, I make Gus homemade treats that are dog friendly, obviously, and give him a lick of peanut butter every now and then.
Honey Sriracha Shishito Peppers baked in the oven and broiled for a little crispiness.
- 1 Bag Shishito Peppers Trader Joe's
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce Low Sodium
- 1 1/2 tsp Honey
- 1 Tbsp Garlic
- 1/3 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter organic
- 1 Heaping Tbsp Ground Fresh Chili Paste
- Juice 1 Lemon Wedge
- Dash Garlic Salt
Preheat your oven to Low Broil.
Aside from the peppers, toss all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix.
Add a few peppers to a bowl at a time and toss in the sauce.
Once marinated, add the peppers to a baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until golden, sizzling, and crispy.
You can also cook this on a skillet over low medium head instead.
Remove and serve by themselves or over a bed of rice!
First and foremost, I am BEYOND glad that tastebuds do change. I never believed that as a child because I didn’t like anything.