Friday, August 8, 2014

A Blistering Way to Snack

Shishito of the finest little tasty morsels in life.  WIKI says, 'the name refers to the fact that the tip of the chili pepper (唐辛子 tōgarashi?) looks like the head of a lion (獅子 shishi?), and in Japanese it is often abbreviated as shishitō.' 

A little associative knowledge is always great but even greater is eating them.  Broil plain or pan fry in a touch of hot oil til blistered. Finish with a pinch of seasoning.  Or if you feel the "Chef" within you, make yourself a black bean aioli like this spot did and drizzle for that extra touch.

Great for the blood.  Terrific snack to release a little endorphin.  Try em, the first chance you get! 

The Vegetable Alchemist.