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shishito peppers with lemon wedges garlic furikake

Furikake and Lemon Shishito Peppers

  • Author: Kathleen Higashiyama
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Furikake and Lemon Shishito Peppers are sweet, spicy, and add a little kick to a weeknight dinner or whet your palate as a zesty appetizer. The best part? They take a good 15 minutes to make and add so much flavor to your day!


  • 8 oz shishito peppers
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons furikake
  • Kosher salt to taste


Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat. Once oil gets hot, add peppers.

Allow the peppers to cook until they blister, occasionally turning the peppers over with tongs. After 5-7 minutes, add garlic and toss until the peppers are evenly coated. Cook until the garlic becomes fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. 

Add a squeeze of lemon juice, furikake, and salt to taste. Toss until evenly coated and serve.

Keywords: shishito peppers, blistered shishito peppers, furikake, gluten free appetizer, vegan appetizer, vegetarian appetizer, easy summer appetizer, japanese appetizer