Shishito peppers are small, bright green, somewhat wrinkled-looking peppers in the capsicum annuum family. Most of the peppers are very mildly spicy and even a bit sweet, but occasionally you’ll come across one that’s got some serious kick. Basically this shishito pepper recipe results in a really fun game of snack roulette, meaning that every now and then, someone will eat a hot pepper! It is said that roughly one in ten peppers are hot, but we’ve found a ton of variance—occasionally we’ll get a batch that’s almost entirely mild, and sometimes the breakdown is almost 50/50 spicy/mild. So, consider yourself warned! If someone at your table—kiddos, we’re looking at you—isn’t into spicy heat, make sure to warn them away from the peppers, or at least take a small bite of one first to check for spiciness. Shishitos are very similar to padrón peppers—which can be prepared in this way, too, btw!