Shishito Peppers are the best peppers ever! I just love them, want to marry them (sorry Lon), and eat them up all at once. You can just just blister them (see pic down the page) in olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. and they are already delicious. If you want to take it up just one teeny weeny baby step, you can try them with bacon and Thai basil. Mmmm good.

Shishito Peppers

Do you want to know how I came up with this recipe? Remember my herb garden? Well, while we were in Maryland/DC this weekend, all of them died except for the Italian Basil and the Thai Basil. That’s all I have left. I decided on the Thai Basil and I actually think this recipe kicks butt, so I guess it was a mixed blessing.

Thai Basil

Bacon Basil Shishito Peppers
~3 to 4 side dish servings

  • 1 slice bacon, chopped
  • 7 ounces shishito peppers
  • 2 teaspoons fresh Thai basil leaves
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions –

Heat bacon in a wok on medium heat ontil the fat releases. Once you get a little puddle on fat in the center, turn up the heat and add the Shishito peppers. Toss to coat the in the yummy bacon fat and stir around until they are blistered like this.

blistered pepper

Add the Thai Basil and toss around for another 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper. (Be careful if your bacon is salty.) Serve immediately.

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