Shishito Peppers from Crooked Sky Farms: This slightly sweet. Japanese variety of pepper that often can come with a kick when grown in hot, dry conditions. Store on the counter or in the fridge.
Sesame Sauteed Shishito Peppers
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 cups Shishito peppers
1 teaspoon smoked salt (or sub kosher or large grain salt) or more to taste.
Heat oil in 10 inch sauté pan until shimmering hot, but not smoking. Carefully slide peppers into hot oil. Caution: peppers may sputter and oil may splatter. Let peppers simmer for about 3 minutes. The skin should start to blister slightly. Turn peppers and sauté for about 2-3 more minutes. Be careful to not over cook. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately.