Proper Name: Shishito
Other Names: Lion Pepper, Sweet Wrinkled Old Man
Type: Capsicum Annuum
Seed Availablity: Unavailable
Scoville Heat Units: ??? SHU
Sauce Strength Rating*: Mild – 1/10
Colour: Lime green, ripening to dark red.
Ripe Flavour: A deep red, almost meaty flavour, reminiscent of sundried tomatoes, yet more peppery.
Green Flavour: A nutty, dark green pepper flavour with the same concentrated umami taste as its red form. Quite distinctive and great for frying up in place of padrons.
*This value represents the heat rating that I would expect to give to a sauce using this pepper as its main ingredient. Other ingredients or particularly high purity may result in a slightly stronger sauce, while lower concentrations will yeild a weaker one and other products may vary.