Miso-Parmesan Shishito Peppers

Miso-Parmesan Shishito Peppers Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoeldula

Today a group of bloggers are celebrating Emily of The Pig & Quill’s virtual baby shower! She’s having a little girl and we’re celebrating the best way we know how, with delicious food. Emily is a food maven who creates the most unique recipes and I thought she might appreciate this umami-rich appetizer.

Our Trader Joe’s just started carrying shishito peppers and I’m already on my 4th bag. They are perfect simply blistered in a skillet of shimmering olive oil and finished with flaky sea salt, but sometimes you want to mix it up. Especially if you’re trying to impress a pregnant girl who loves food.

This recipe is really easy to make and full of flavor. After the peppers are blistered, they’re bathed in a lemon-miso dressing and then finished with parmesan and sesame seeds. I suggest you make a double batch because they’re hard to share.

Miso-Parmesan Shishito Peppers Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoeldula


Check out the other recipes for Emily’s virtual baby shower below and look for#emspigletparty on social media! Thanks for hosting the party, Gina and Sherrie!


Two Red Bowls – Spicy Gochujang Pigs in a Blanket + Kimchi Relish

Nosh and Nourish – Chili Roasted Beet Hummus

Beard and Bonnet – Tex Mex Salad

The Bojon Gourmet – Dukkah Deviled Duck Eggs

Loves Food, Loves to Eat – Fried Chicken Musubi

I am a Food Blog – Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs

A Little Saffron – Minty Pea and Ricotta Toast with CrispyProsciutto

Tasty Yummies – Cucumber Bites + Smoked Salmon, Asparagus and Dill Cashew Sour Cream

80twenty – Pepita Red Pepper Salsa with Sweet Potato Chips


Cake Over Steak – Brownie Tiramisu Trifle

Fix Feast Flair – Strawberry-Balsamic Goat’s Milk Frozen Yogurt

Earthy Feast – Semlor {Swedish Cardamom Cream Puffs with Almond Paste}

So…Let’s Hang Out – Grain-Free Macadamia Nut Brownies

Jewhungry – Matcha Mint Milkshakes

The Food Gays – Chocolate Layer Cake with Bavarian Cream

Lady and Pups – Black Sesame Mochi Ice Cream

Will Frolic For Food – Toasted Coconut Tahini Mounds Eggs

With Food + Love – Raspberry + Chamomile Cream Sodas

Dunk & Crumble – Pink Grapefruit Sparklers

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  1. YES!!! I’ve been SO excited to see this recipe go up!!! Miso and parmesan sound like the most unexpectedly amazing flavor pairing — I would have never thought to pair them but now that you have I’m dying to try it! And on shishito peppers…. absolute spicy-savory perfection. These are incredible, Nicole!

  2. Woohoo! I’ve seen these shishitos at the new TJ’s by my house, and I love your approach to them. I’m bookmarking this idea for my next trip to the store!

  3. mmm…when i saw your recipe on the sign up sheet, i was like, um, that’s where i’m going to be hanging out!!! shishito peppers are my jam! and miso parmesan go perfectly together. SO good!

    • Thanks, Stephanie! I love simply blistered shishitos + sea salt + olive oil, but I wanted to try something new and now I’m hooked on these guys. Loved your jalapeño popper deviled eggs!

  4. I do appreciate this umami-rich appetizer, Nicole — I really DO! So many savory flavors, I don’t know where my tastebuds would even start. Thank you SO much for joining the fun and helping to celebrate our own little shishito (shishitA?)…she’s such a lucky little nug! <3

  5. Oooh, these look divine! I’m always amazed at how many different types of peppers there are in the world–I don’t think I’ve ever had shishito but you have me intrigued. Hopping by TJs to see if they’re at mine!

    • Thanks, Sara! I first had them in San Francisco while on vacation, but now Trader Joe’s sells them! Most of them are as mild as a poblano pepper, but one or two in each batch is spicy. It’s strange how it works out like that every time!

  6. Nicole!! THESE ARE EVERYTHING. Dream snack. Seriously, freakin’ dream snack. If this baby shower was actually happening, I’d be hoarding your peppers. YUM!!

  7. As a fellow pregnant girl who loves food, I’m 1000% behind these. It’s got everything! Heat and salty yumminess of parm mixed with miso. Oh my goodness, yes please!!!

  8. being half japanese, i have been eating chargrilled shishito my entire life. i bought some at the market today with this recipe in mind. it was sooooooo delicious. had i not controlled myself, i would have drank that lemon miso yummyness all on its own (i licked the bowl without shame). thank you thank you thank you 🙂 i will be dragging this idea back into my test kitchen and applying it in other recipe constructs… many, many, many other constructs. cheers~

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