@shirosseattle the #seattle#sushi hero👏. Delicious #nigiri accompanied by a well paired #unfiltered#sake . Gotta start with #shishitos and make sure that #uni eventually gets on the plate. Shiro’s you will always hold a special place in my heart and tummy!!!
Crab and Lion were at it again. “Need I remind you,” asked Crab, opening and closing his pincers, “that I have built-in scissors?” Lion rumbled. “Mmm… why should I need scissors when I have these?” He proudly bared his teeth and extended his claws. “Sharp as knives!” “Crude instruments,” replied Crab, “entirely without finesse.” He snatched up and deftly folded a nearby banana leaf, then made several quick cuts before unfolding it again to reveal a snowflake. “See?” Lion remained unimpressed. “Hrmph. Spider would find your little web laughable.” He’d never seen snow. “Besides, I also have a handsome, flowing mane and fur more golden than the sun.” He shook himself from head to tail, producing a cloud of dust that caused him to sneeze. Crab cackled. “Ha! What sort of protection is that?” He tapped his shell. “See this? Strong as steel!” Lion used a single claw to poke at Crab experimentally. “You need armor to protect yourself from foes? There’s a reason they call me King of the Jungle…” “Oh, you’re nothing but an overgrown house cat,” taunted Crab, scuttling back and forth. “Is that so?” Lion’s massive paw shot out, hooked Crab, and tossed him into his mouth. He started to purr. Suddenly, his eyes went wide and began to water. “What’s the matter?” Crab’s words were muffled. “Crab got your tongue?” Lion spit him out. “You taste like fish anyway.” Crab looked offended. “Your breath smells like rotting meat.” “You have to walk sideways.” “You can’t run downhill!” “That’s Bear, butter-boy. Also, you have no feelings.” “Yeah, well, you’re going extinct!” Lion sighed. “So are you, Crab. So are you.” ### A good friend recently sent me an email. “i really liked your [fermented] hot sauces…if you feel like making more I would love to eat more!” Of those I'd given her, I'm down to a half-pint of “PANTONE 485 C” Pepper Mash. Fortunately, I just rediscovered 3 lbs. of red shishito peppers I’d frozen last fall. A short while later, “Crab + Lion” #peppermash was born. In addition to the #shishitos , it features #cherrybombs and red #crabapples I foraged on Friday. Now, we wait… #fermentation#wildfermentation#makewhatyoueat#growwhatyoueat#gardening#greenthumb#foraging
SHISHITOS • As shishito season starts to wrap up, take advantage and get in some last treats. I toss these babies in olive oil, salt, pep and nutritional yeast before roasting them in a cast iron skillet⠀
I used to count macros like crazy, but then I figured out long term nutritional goals and healthy habits have wayyyy more impact than the occasional indulgence. Let your discipline play out and you’ll win in the long term
On the table: snow crab, stone ground grits, roasted chanterelles and shishito peppers + the quintessential poached egg 🔥🔥🔥
Roasted shishitos made at home...did not know how easy they would be to make...sooo good! A little salt, pepper, olive oil and a hot oven! Some finishing salt at the end when they are done and optional dipping sauce (avocado ranch here). Soooooooo good!!!! #shishitos#homemade#easycooking#sogood
Shishito peppers. I first had these about 7 or 8 years ago, when WE were members of a large farm's CSA. At the time, I had no idea what to do with shishitos 😂 but an insert in our box said you could pan fry them with just a little oil, salt, and pepper... and them eat them almost like a snack or starter. Much to my surprise, they were really mild - almost like the flavor of a fried green bean. We enjoyed them so much that I decided to grow them... and eventually include them in our own CSA.
The past few days, every time I have approached the shishito pepper plants, the word 'padron' has come to me. I don't really know how to explain it - I have always been pretty intuitive, ever since I was a kid... I just roll with it 😂 anyway, curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to look up padron. It turns out it is a very similar pepper, prepared much the same way. In fact, it also has the reputation of having random hot fruits, just as shishitos do.
So, in the spirit of unexplainable intuitive connections 🙃 here is a link to a good recipe for fried padron peppers .. or shishitos 😉 ---> http://honestcooking.com/the-best-way-to-enjoy-padron-peppers/
Looks like we are going to be eating a lot of shishitos this fall! Its nice when you manage to plant the right number of plants to get a full dish with each harvest. I like to sear them and serve along with a little chipotle mayo. What do you do with shishitos?