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Blistered shishito peppers, which seem to be on every menu these days, are really easy to make on the grill. All you need is a grill basket – and the actual peppers, usually available in farmer’s markets by August. They’re a great way to distract guests as they wait for dinner – and keep them from hovering over the grill while you make the rest of the meal.
Blistered Shishito Peppers
1 pint shishito peppers
nonstick cooking spray
wedge of lemon
Maldon sea salt flakes
Toss the peppers with a little olive oil, just enough to make them slippery. Coat the inside of a grilling basket with nonstick cooking spray and place it on a very hot grill (400+ degrees), cover it, and wait a couple minutes for it to preheat. Pour the peppers in the basket and stir fry them with tongs, letting them rest occasionally until they blister. When blistered on all sides, carefully remove the grill basket and pour the peppers onto a platter.
Squeeze the lemon over the peppers and sprinkle with a generous amount of sea salt flakes. Serve immediately.
Serves 2 – 4
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