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Shishito peppers from the garden

edited June 22 in EggHead Forum
Love these and first time growing them. Did not disappoint.  Very tender  


  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 4,921
    scoville scale rating?

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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 20,793
    loco_engr said:
    scoville scale rating?

    Not terribly high.  These things are pretty tame.  Every once in a while you’ll get one that has some kick to it, maybe on the order of a mild jalapeño, but that’s about it.  Great flavor though, especially smoked.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 11,722
    I've read about shishitos for years, but still haven't seen/tasted one.  Guess I'll have to try growing some.  
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  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,415
    That is awesome way to make the groceries 
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  • AB1234AB1234 Posts: 26
    I had some at a restaurant once and they were very good.  Sautéed with some soy sauce.  They sure did make me shishito the next day.
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,472
    We love shishito peppers. We've grown them for several years. Store bought shishitos have a hot pepper out of every 20. The ones we've grown at home are never hot.
    This year we couldn't find any at the nursery. We started our own but lost them in the heat. I'm bummed I'll only be able to cook what I can find at the grocer.
    I love to blister them in the wood oven. When we're growing them and have excess I'll quick pickle them in vinegar and have them with sandwiches.
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  • CPARKTX2CPARKTX2 Posts: 192
    Shishito peppers (like Padron peppers from Spain) are usually mild, but have a random genetic variation where every so often you get a hot one.   Generally mild but great flavor.  None of the ones from the garden were hot. What I noticed most was how tender they were compared to store/restaurant ones.  
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 561
    I'm curious, how "hot" is "hot" when you find the variant?
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  • CPARKTX2CPARKTX2 Posts: 192
    Langner91 said:
    I'm curious, how "hot" is "hot" when you find the variant?
    @Langner91  not really that hot, gets your attention but nothing like a Jalapeño. 
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