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Sesame Garlic Grilled Shishito Peppers

Sesame Garlic Grilled Shishito Peppers – now you can make this trendy restaurant appetizer at home in 20 minutes.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword peppers, shishito
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 298 kcal
Author Christie Vanover

Ingredients

Sesame Garlic Grilled Shishito Peppers

  • 15 shishito peppers
  • 2 tsps sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Ponzu Aioli Dipping Sauce

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsps ponzu sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • pinch kosher salt

Pickled Red Cabbage

  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger chopped
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 4 cups shredded red cabbage

Instructions

Sesame Garlic Grilled Shishito Peppers

  1. In a bowl, toss the peppers in the oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Grill on a medium-high grill over direct heat for about 4 minutes, turning halfway through.

Ponzu Aioli Dipping Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Pickled Red Cabbage

  1. In a saucepot, combine the vinegar, water, sugar, ginger, red pepper flakes and salt. Bring to a boil.
  2. Place the cabbage in a large bowl. Pour the hot liquid over the cabbage. Let steep for 15-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Drain from the liquid and squeeze out the extra moisture.
Nutrition Facts
Sesame Garlic Grilled Shishito Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 432mg19%
Potassium 173mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 84mg102%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.