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Grilled Shishito Peppers with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Grilled or blistered shishito peppers with a cooling dipping sauce perfect for an appetizer bite.

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pint shishito peppers about 4 ounces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt halved

Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 grilled lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 5 leaves mint, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare grill for direct/indirect cooking with lump charcoal. When coals hot, place 1/2 lemon over direct heat for 10 minutes, or until you see desired char marks. Then remove for dipping sauce.

  2. After lemon is grilling for five minutes, preheat cast iron pan over direct heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. The cast iron will take approximately 5 - 7 minutes to warm up.

  3. In a medium size bowl toss remaining olive oil, peppers and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place peppers into hot pan. If doing a large amount of peppers, do one pint at a time. Move pan to indirect heat if the pan is too hot.

  4. Stir frequently and remove when you see blistering on the peppers. About 10 - 14 minutes. Remove and serve hot. Dust with remaining kosher salt.

Dipping Sauce

  1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients and stir.

Recipe Notes

Add wood chunks to lump charcoal for extra smoke flavor.