Air Fried Shishito Peppers as an appetizer or side to go with your dinner, prepared right in the air fryer. These air fried peppers give that perfect blistered skin and loads of flavor in every single bite—a simple but delicious dinner option for any day of the week.
There is nothing better to serve alongside a meal in the summer than slow-roasted shishito peppers. My kids love them if I add them diced in their salads, or even just a side dish along with cornbread. Today, I tried them in the air fryer, and it was so easy.
Are Shishito Peppers Hot
Shishito peppers can be a bit warmer on flavor; they range anywhere from 100 to 1,000 Scoville heat units. It all depends on the growing conditions. I like to explain them hotter than a bell pepper but milder than a jalapeno pepper.
This pepper is a Japanese style pepper. If you have not tried them, give them a try. It is great paired with Mexican dishes, as a side dish, and, as I mentioned, great with cornbread.
This is a great place to find out more information on the peppers. Here’s some additional information about shishito peppers. I love reading about where my food comes from, and that is an excellent resource.
How To Make Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
Ingredients You Will Need
You just need only three ingredients to make these roasted shishito peppers-
- Shishito Peppers
- Olive Oil
Here are the simple steps for you to make them for your family.
These are the peppers, I purchased. Trader Joe’s really usually has a great deal on them. Add the peppers to a small bowl, and then rub olive oil over them, season them with some salt and pepper.
Spread in your air fryer basket or tray. Set the temperature to 380 degrees F (air fryer setting) and air fry for 5-7 minutes.
Are These Peppers Low Carb
You will find these brightly green peppers are a low carb option and carry a great vitamin C source. Most stores will carry them, and I find that Trader Joe’s is a great store to head in. They always seem to have them.
Are Shishito Peppers Hot?
It really depends on the actual pepper, some are really hot, and some are really mild. So, it depends on the individual pepper. Typically they are mild and have an air of smokiness.
Where To Buy Shishito Peppers?
I purchased mine at Trader Joe’s, but they are really popular. I have seen them at both Whole Foods, Acme, and Wegmans.
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Why Do You Roast Or Blister Peppers
These Shishito peppers can be eaten raw, but cooking them this way helps to bring out so much more richness to the peppers. When you cook a pepper you will find it brings out a ton of flavor. Raw is great but give it a try and let me know how you like it!
If you are looking to roast other peppers in the air fryer, such as:
- Red Bell Peppers
- Green Bell Peppers
- Or Any Other Air Fryer Roasted Peppers
This recipe will work exactly the same.
Is there another name for shishito peppers?
There is only one name for these peppers. You will find the Padron pepper is closest to the Shishito but it is hotter than the Shishito, so make sure to be prepared for that.
Can You Store Leftover Blistered Peppers
These peppers will taste best when eaten fresh and hot. If you are looking to make extra, you can refrigerate the leftovers you have. Just allow them to cool down a bit, then place them in a bag or airtight container.
Refrigerate for a few days, and then eat cold or warm them up. The texture will be softer than when you first had them, but the flavor is still delicious. If you happen to have leftovers, try adding them to a bowl of chili for added flavor.
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There is nothing better to serve alongside a meal in the summer than slow-roasted shishito peppers. My kids love them if I add them diced in their salads, or even as just a side dish along with cornbread. Today, I tried them in the air fryer, and it was so easy,
- 1 package shishito peppers
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add the peppers to a small bowl, and then rub olive oil over them, season them with some salt and pepper.
- Spread in your air fryer basket or tray. Set the temperature to 380 degrees F (air fryer setting) and air fry for 5-7 minutes.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!