Shishito Peppers are small and flavorful sweet chilies, grassy and citrusy with a slight hint of smoke. They are a very mild chili…usually! Like the Padrón pepper (from which it may likely take its roots), there’s a fiery punch every so often where a Shishito breaks the norm and turns up the heat dial. Each container has a dozen or so peppers (approximately 8 oz.). Grown by High Prairie Farm (Brookings) and Norm Lehne Garden & Orchard (Roseburg), both of whom use organic practices.
One out of every ten to twenty Shishito Peppers will come at you with a little more heat than you were expecting – nothing like Jalapeno heat, but still, it’s enough to catch you by surprise! And like it’s cousin, the Padron, Shishito Peppers are typically cooked on high heat with olive oil until blistered, then sprinkled with sea salt and served as a finger food. To learn more, follow this link –Shishito Pepper: Mild…Until It Isn’t!