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Roasted Shishito Peppers with Soy Glaze

These Roasted Shishito Peppers with Soy Glaze are the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and savory. Each pepper is charred under the broiler, then tossed in an easy soy-based glaze, sesame seeds and a little bit of orange peel. The perfect snack! 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword blistered peppers, shishito peppers, charred peppers, asian,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 72 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 6 oz shishito peppers
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp orange peel
  • 1/4 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to broiler. 

  2. Toss peppers with canola oil. Spread on a large baking sheet. Broil until slightly blistered, flipping once. About 5-6 minutes. 

  3. While the peppers cook, whisk soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, and sesame oil together in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk water and cornstarch together in a small ramekin. Slowly whisk into the soy sauce mixture. Return to the stove and simmer until thicken, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat. 

  4. When peppers are done, transfer to a bowl. Toss with glaze, orange peel and sesame seeds. Serve. 

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Shishito Peppers with Soy Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1007mg44%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.