Shishito

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Proper Name: Shishito

Pronunciation: ???

Other Names: Lion Pepper, Sweet Wrinkled Old Man

Type: Capsicum Annuum

Rarity: Uncommon

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.

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Related Peppers: Padron Red, Jalapeño Red

You may also enjoy: Serenade Red, Kashmiri MirchPeter’s Pepper Red

*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.