Blistered Air Fried Shishito Peppers — Shishito peppers are a delicious, versatile, and easy-to-use pepper that is perfect for air frying. Blistering them before air frying gives them a great flavor and slightly charred texture. They are the perfect appetizer or side dish!
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 as hotter than a bell pepper but milder than a jalapeno pepper.
What are Shishito Peppers?
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.
Ingredients Needed For Blistered Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
You just need only three ingredients to make these roasted shishito peppers-
- Shishito Peppers
- Olive Oil
How to Make Shishito Peppers in the Air Fryer
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.
Can Shishito Peppers Be Eaten Raw?
Shishito peppers are best when they’re roasted, but you can also enjoy them raw. The flavor is sweet with a hint of crispiness.
More Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes
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Easy Air Fryer Cheesy Broccoli and Rice | This broccoli and rice are loaded with creaminess and cheese in every bite. A classic broccoli side dish that is made right in your air fryer.
Air Fryer Zucchini Boats | If you have some zucchini on hand, try this version. Simple, quick, and easy to make and serve. You can do this as a main dish or side.
Why Do You Roast Or Blister Peppers
Air Fryer 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.
How To Store
Shishito air fryer will taste best when eaten fresh and hot. If you want to make extra, you can refrigerate your leftovers. Just allow air fried shishito peppers 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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Blistered Air Fried Shishito Peppers
- 8 ounces shishito peppers
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 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!
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