Fried Shishito and Shiitake

Japanese Shishito pepper is a slightly sweet pepper that is not hot. Sometimes, however, very hot shishito peppers are mixed in. In such cases, stir-frying them in a peperoncino style seasoning makes a wonderful appetizer that goes very well with beer.

Ingredients (2 persons)

  • 5 Dried Shiitake
  • 10~12 Shishito peppers
  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 or 2 tsp White wine
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce


Soak dried Shiitake in water. After rehydrating, remove the stems and slice the caps into slices.
Cut off the head of the shishito peppers and slit the peppers with a knife.
Cut bacon into bite-size pieces.
Heat olive oil in a frying pan, sauté garlic and when fragrant, add bacon and Shiitake.
Next, add the shishito peppers. When the shishito peppers have softened a little, add the white wine and saute.
Finally, add soy sauce to taste.


Dried Shiitake mushrooms should be rehydrated in cold water to make them sweeter and tastier without any messy taste.

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