Sometimes simple is best, and these Keto Shishito Peppers with Bacon are just simply delicious. If shishitos are an ingredient you are unfamiliar with don’t worry, this is a great way to try them out for the first or fiftieth time.
A few years ago I had never heard of shishito peppers, but I happened to stumble across them in a Trader Joe’s and was intrigued. I grabbed a package of them and when I got home googled how to cook them and ended up blistering them in my skillet and eating them on the side with a salmon filet.
I was hooked immediately! Shishito’s have a very mild flavor but roughly one in ten is significantly spicier then the rest (though it’s still not as hot as a jalapeno), but it made dinner somewhat playful, guessing whose plate would have the a spicy one or which bite might be the one.
I have been seeing shishito peppers everywhere lately, as they become more common. I grabbed these at a farmer’s market when we passed through Vermont, and blistering them in the bacon grease has become my favorite way to prepare them.
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