Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sauteed Shishito Peppers

If you are in Ottawa, you will know that we have an abundance of markets, especially during the summer. My sister and bro-in-law were up visiting this weekend and we checked out a few of them that I had not been to before. One was a smaller one, Ottawa Organic Farmer's Market, located at the back of Canadian Tire and also had some booths inside Canada Care Medical was a strange location with a bit of a weird ambiance. The other was the Main Farmer's Market, formerly at St Paul's University on Main Street, which has now moved outside the Museum of Nature. It was so hot out, so we were melting but other than that, the market was great. While we were there we saw some Shishito green peppers and decided to get some to cook with supper.

I had never heard of these peppers before. Eating them can be a bit like playing Russian Roulette as apparently 1 in every 10 or so is spicy and the rest are sweet. The variety we got were all sweet. These were easy to make ( Claire whipped them up in about 10 minutes) and were delicious!

- Shishito peppers
- garlic
- lemon juice
- sea salt or other coarse salt
- olive oil

Heat oil on high heat in a pan. Cook peppers until they start to blister on all sides. Add some minced garlic at the last minute. Remove from pan and put on a plate to serve. Sprinkle with salt and a little lemon juice. Enjoy!

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