I really like Shishito Peppers. They are Japanese mild peppers that look like they would be spicy, but they are mild. Every once in a while you get one that is blazing hot, but you can't tell until you bite into it;o) You eat the skin and seeds, but not the stems. I love to have this at Izakaya (Japanese Style Pubs) or Yakitori/Robatayaki (Grilled Skewered Places) Restaurants. They usually grill them and they get nicely charred & blistered and have an essence of the charcoal. I figured out a super easy way to make these at home. They don't have the nice smokiness like the restaurant, but they turn out pretty tasty!
I make these in the Toaster Oven. These are coated in a little bit of Rice Bran Oil w/some salt sprinkled on top. I then put them in the toaster at 425 degrees for about 5 mins, turning them midway. I then put it on the toaster setting and bake them until they have a nice char to it, maybe another 5 mins or less. It depends on how much you want them cooked. I don't like them to have a raw crunch...
I sprinkled some Katusobushi (Bonito Flakes), Soy Sauce & Ponzu on it. I served this with a Teriyaki Chicken Bowl that I made with leftover chicken from a previous night, salad with Japanese Onion Dressing (also made a previous night) & Kimchi. It was a very easy meal to make;o)