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a plate of grilled shishito peppers with bonita flakes
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5 from 4 votes

Grilled shishito peppers with bonita flakes

These grilled shishito peppers with bonita flakes make the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer. They’re simply tossed in olive oil, seasoned with salt, and grilled to perfection.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Vy Tran


  • 1 pound shishito peppers
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 ounce bonita flakes (katsuobushi)


  • Preheat the grill to the highest setting, about 500 degrees F.
  • Place the peppers in a shallow baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Toss to coat.
  • Set the tray under the hot grill for 5 minutes until the skin of the peppers blisters, softens, and begins to char.
  • Transfer the peppers to a serving platter, sprinkle with bonita flakes, and serve immediately.