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The Hottest Pepper That Won't Burn Your Mouth Off

by Jeff Flynt

It's a pepper trend that's sweeping the nation.

Do you like sweet with a touch of heat? Then shishito peppers may be just the food for you.

Shishito peppers are usually served as a starter. Similar to edamame, they're cooked and seasoned with coarse salt and eaten like chips.

The peppers are generally grilled or sautéed in oil, blister them and then serve them in a bowl and watch the crowd go wild.

If you feel a little more adventurous, you can also pickle them (like jalapenos) and serve them with braised pork.

These shishito peppers could be you new go-to when it comes to entertaining and getting people to talk about your great culinary skills.