Grilled Skewered Shishito Peppers With Teriyaki Glaze Recipe

Grilled Skewered Shishito Peppers With Teriyaki Glaze
J. Kenji López-Alt

Why This Recipe Works

  • Skewering the peppers together makes them easier to grill.

For shishitos on the grill, I keep things simple, skewering them with two skewers in order to make them easier to flip. They take only a couple of minutes on each side to brown up and tenderize.

Recipe Details

Grilled Skewered Shishito Peppers With Teriyaki Glaze Recipe

Active 20 mins
Total 20 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 1 pound (500gshishito peppers

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) teriyaki sauce (see note)


  1. Thread shishito peppers onto sets of 2 skewers, keeping skewers about 1 inch apart to make peppers easier to flip.

  2. Light 2/3 chimney full of charcoal. When all the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange the coals on one side of the charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Alternatively, set half the burners on a gas grill to the medium-high heat setting, cover, and preheat for 10 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate.

  3. Place peppers directly over hot side of grill and grill until charred on first side, about 2 minutes. Flip peppers and char on second side, about 2 minutes longer.

    Grilled Skewered Shishito Peppers With Teriyaki Glaze
  4. Transfer to a serving platter and season with salt and pepper. Brush with teriyaki sauce and serve.


I strongly suggest making your own teriyaki sauce instead of using store-bought; it will taste much better. For an even more flavorful sauce, try adding a few smashed garlic cloves, slices of ginger, and roughly chopped scallions to the saucepan as the sauce reduces.

Special Equipment

Grill, skewers

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
56 Calories
1g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 791mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 56mg 281%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 422mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)