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Furikake Roasted Shishitos & Ponzu Dipping Sauce

I love roasted shishitos for a snack and since we live faaaaaar from any decent sushi or Japanese restaurants… I grow them.

Recipe Video Coming!


Did you know that only 1 in 10 shishitos are spicy? I ate like 30 today and none of them were spicy at all so I guess I beat the odds!


I highly suggest growing shishitos. They’re a super low maintenance plant and they’ve been giving us dozens and dozens of peppers for months. They are still giving us peppers well into September. They're totally doable as a container plant on your porch or yard in a sunny spot if you're shorter on space!


Furikake Roasted Shisitos & Ponzu Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz shishito peppers, whole

  • 2 Tablespoons neutral oil (I just used EVOO)

  • 2 Tablespoons mayo

  • 1/2 Tablespoon Ponzu sauce

  • 1/4 Tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • Furikake seasoning (season with your heart)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to broil on high

  2. Toss shishitos in oil and lay out in an even, single layer on an aluminum baking sheet

  3. Place under broiler on the top rack for about 3 minutes and turn over halfway through, they’re done when they’re literally popping (you'll hear the little popping noises) and going a bit black

  4. Sprinkle a generous amount of furikake on the warm shishitos and plate

  5. Prepare the dipping sauce by combining mayo, ponzu, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt in a small bowl, and whisking with a tiny whisk or fork until it's completely creamed together

  6. Serve together and enjoy this Japanese classic!

Furikake is a perfect topping for roasted peppers, in my opinion, because it has salt, sugar, sesame, and the umami of tiny bits of seaweed. It's the only seasoning you need for this dish as shishitos are meant to be served simply.


In Japan roasted shishitos are traditionally served with an aioli dipping sauce and this is just my take on that classic concept. The citrus of the ponzu sauce and lemon pairs so well with the roasted peppers and flavors of the furikake just… yes. So easy, so good. Try it.


I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you try it please tag or DM me on Instagram or TikTok @LizaHomesteads! I love seeing how my recipes work out for y'all!

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