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.