Surprise! Unfamiliar Winter Produce You Need to Be Eating

Shishito peppers

Peter Piper picked a (shishito) pepper… and every once in a while felt the fiery burn! These small, bright green, somewhat wrinkly East Asian peppers are mildly spicy and even a bit sweet. The fun part (aka the Peter Piper reference, above): On occasion, you’ll come across one that’s got some serious kick and oh boy, is that fun. They work best as appetizers, side dishes, or on finger food platters. I love to blister them in a lightly oiled skillet over high heat. Try my recipe here. Shishito Peppers are a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C, both of which are key to promoting overall good health.