Shishito Peppers with Ginger Kabayaki Glaze cooked on Cinder grill precision cooker indoor grill

Shishito Peppers with Ginger Kabayaki Glaze

Shishito Peppers with Ginger Kabayaki Glaze by Michelin Starred Chef John Critchley

These thin skinned peppers roast up quickly on Cinder. You can pair them with a lot of different ingredients and sauces and they are terrific with olive oil, lemon and sea salt. This gingery soy glaze is perfect for them as well.

Serves 4-6 


  • 1 Pound Shishito Peppers
  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Oil, or extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt, Coarse 
  • 2 each Cilantro sprigs

For the Sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp Ginger, fresh, minced
  • ½ cup Mirin, sweet rice wine
  • ½ cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup Honey (or plain granulated sugar but i prefer something with more flavor)
  • ½ tsp korean red chili flakes


  1. For the sauce, combine ginger, mirin, soy sauce and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.

  2. Reduce to medium heat and cook until slightly thickened and reduced by ½

  3. Remove from the heat and season with korean chili flakes or your favorite fine chili powder 

  4. While the sauce is cooling, preheat the cinder grill to 425°F

  5. Toss the peppers with the peanut oil and sea salt to coat

  6. Place the peppers on the grill and close the lid

  7. Set a timer for 2 minutes

  8. Check to see that the peppers are blistered and slightly softened

  9. Remove from Cinder and toss in a bowl with the sauce and cilantro

  10. Transfer to a sharing plate and sprinkle with more cilantro and sea salt


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