One of my food proverbs of wisdom is a flavor must not be overwhelmed by fire. Spicy food must have flavor and not be all heat. The shishito peppers hit that note. The recipe I put together had the perfect combination of sweet and salty with the faintest hint of heat. I also tested out some beef bacon. While the beef bacon was not as good as the original flavor it was as close a substitute as I have seen. I feel comfortable recommending the beef bacon as a prime bacon stand-in for it’s more popular relative.
Putting this together was pretty easy. And ready in a jiff. Clean the peppers and slice on the side through the length of the peppers but not in half.
That’s all it took and a delicious bite is on its way to your palate. I added some roasted pine nuts and little cutie orange segments to the plate and rested the shishito peppers in more glaze. It was everything you need it to be and more.
Got a banana laying on your counter that might be getting a bit squishy? If you have that banana hanging around you might be in for a treat. Utilizing ingredients most of us have hanging around our kitchen right now. These donuts are super moist and fluffy with a crispy outside. I decided to top mine with some powdered sugar and ate it up a few minutes out of the frying pan. It was an incredible bite.
These donuts are incredibly easy and incredibly amazing.
1/2 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 to 1/3 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Powdered Sugar to sprinkle on donut
Combine banana, egg, sugar, milk, and vanilla until combined.
In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder.
Add the dry to the wet and mix until combined avoid over mixing.
Heat Vegetable oil in frying pan or skillet until you hit 325 to 350, 350 is ideal. Make sure you have enough oil in the pan that will allow your donuts to float and be easily flipped.
The donuts are ready when they float and have a nice golden brown color.
Finish with powdered sugar, or a nice glaze.
These donuts were really good and didn’t take long to make. If you want you could probably make them happen like right now!