The first comes from last week. During my weekly shop at the Jackson Whole Grocer, I stumbled upon some shishito peppers. Given that I have never found them in Jackson outside of our restaurants (and trust me, I always look when I’m at the store), I scooped up all the peppers in the bin (sorry!) and brought them home.
I know, there’s probably people rolling their eyes saying, “those are so four years ago.” But I still and always will love shishito peppers. I’ve been known to eat a whole bowl of them, myself. I’ve hauled them home with me from the farmers market in Salt Lake City like precious cargo. I’ve even tried to buy them online, but they are always sold out.
They are so simple yet so flavorful. There are no utensils required (use the stem!). And all they need is a little char in a skillet with some oil, a squeeze of lemon and a dash salt. Depending one the batch, only one in five may be hot. Sometimes, every other one may be spicy. It’s kind of like roulette.
So Friday, when my husband was out late with friends, I made one of my Single Girl Meals, a big pan of shishitos. Here it is, for those who asked for it.