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Shishito - king of the backyard peppers

This spring I randomly stumbled onto some shishito peppers at the store and planted three in a corner of the garden and proceeded to immediately forget about them. Didn’t rediscover them until they had peppers, so totally zero effort. They just keep producing harvest after harvest all summer. I like to toss in some EVOO and cook in a CI pan until blistered and salt them. 

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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,237
    They are the best. Mine are also very heavy producers. I have 6 plants, so I'm giving a lot away.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small, PBC, PK360, Genesis Summit, Camp Chef Flattop, Smokefire 24, Traeger Pro Series 22 Pellet with a Smoke Daddy insert.
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 652
    Nice!
    I am not familiar with these.  Can you eat the skins on them?  
    Clinton, Iowa
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,582
    Well I haven’t tried those yet🤔
  • CPARKTX2CPARKTX2 Posts: 193
    Langner91 said:
    Nice!
    I am not familiar with these.  Can you eat the skins on them?  
    Yes, you eat them with the skins on.  They are common in Japanese restaurants...they are usually cooked in a pan until blistered and soft.  Really tasty and not that hot but great flavor. 
  • CPARKTX2 said:
    Langner91 said:
    Nice!
    I am not familiar with these.  Can you eat the skins on them?  
    Yes, you eat them with the skins on.  They are common in Japanese restaurants...they are usually cooked in a pan until blistered and soft.  Really tasty and not that hot but great flavor. 
    How big do the plants get?  Might have to plant a few next year.  We love to grill them.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,855
    Love these. Such a great snack/appetizer.

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  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 5,047
    WOW . . . totally new concept (for me)
    I'll have to visit a couple of Asian Markets in hopes they might have them.
    Think there're still available this time of year?
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  • BSRBSR Posts: 160
    loco_engr said:
    WOW . . . totally new concept (for me)
    I'll have to visit a couple of Asian Markets in hopes they might have them.
    Think there're still available this time of year?
    Definitely mine are still growing, Padron peppers are eaten a very similar way and available at some Spanish and Mexican markets.
  • kdinkkdink Posts: 325
    loco_engr said:
    WOW . . . totally new concept (for me)
    I'll have to visit a couple of Asian Markets in hopes they might have them.
    Think there're still available this time of year?
    @[email protected]_engr Try Trader Joe's, They have them there in the NJ stores.
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  • CPARKTX2CPARKTX2 Posts: 193
    CPARKTX2 said:
    Langner91 said:
    Nice!
    I am not familiar with these.  Can you eat the skins on them?  
    Yes, you eat them with the skins on.  They are common in Japanese restaurants...they are usually cooked in a pan until blistered and soft.  Really tasty and not that hot but great flavor. 
    How big do the plants get?  Might have to plant a few next year.  We love to grill them.
    The plants didn't get very big...I have three in the top of my Garden Tower...maybe 18" tall? 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,234
    CPARKTX2 said:
    CPARKTX2 said:
    Langner91 said:
    Nice!
    I am not familiar with these.  Can you eat the skins on them?  
    Yes, you eat them with the skins on.  They are common in Japanese restaurants...they are usually cooked in a pan until blistered and soft.  Really tasty and not that hot but great flavor. 
    How big do the plants get?  Might have to plant a few next year.  We love to grill them.
    The plants didn't get very big...I have three in the top of my Garden Tower...maybe 18" tall? 
    Talked me into ordering some seeds.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
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