Shishito peppers are a delicately sweet and usually mild Japanese pepper, now readily available at farmer’s Markets and in the produce section of your favorite grocery store. They make a quick and easy appetizer and they’re delicious with a little char form the grill.


1/2 pound shishito peppers, washed and patted dry
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Togarashi, Furikake or Coarse sea salt


1. Heat your Kalorik Smokeless Grill to high heat and turn the fan on.

2. Place the shishito peppers in a mixing bowl, add the olive oil and toss to coat.

3. Place the peppers on the hot grill in a single layer and grill the peppers, uncovered, turning occasionally, until they start to blister, about 6 to 8 minutes total.

4. Place the grilled shishito peppers in a shallow serving bowl and sprinkle with Togarashi, Furikake or coarse salt. Serve warm.

4 servings

Chef’s Note: Furikake and Togarashi are Japanese seasonings; Togarashi is a chili pepper blend that has a bit of heat and Furikake is a seaweed based spice mixture that is salty and sweet…You choose! Or, simply sprinkle a bit of coarse salt over the peppers before serving.