Sauteed Shishito Peppers
Shishito Peppers are a sweet, East Asian variety in the Capsicum family. They are finger-shaped and slightly wrinkly, and usually harvested while green. They're delicate, sweet and usually mild. About 1 in 10 is spicy (for unknown reasons), so you get a bit of adventure while you eat :).
These make a delightful appetizer or snack. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan until it is good and hot but not smoking. Add 1/2 lb whole peppers and cook them over medium, tossing and turning them frequently until they blister. A light char is nice. It will take 10 to 15 minutes to cook a panful of peppers. Don't over cook - you want a slight crunch. When done, toss them with sea salt and add a squeeze of fresh lemon. Serve hot. Pick them up by the stem end and eat.
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