Shishito peppers are a Japanese pepper that is popping up on more restaurant menus in America. Often served whole and roasted, the shishito pepper is a flavorful and fairly mild pepper, although sometimes a hot one will sneak into the batch!
Pickled peppers are eaten across the world. Preserving foods in vinegar is an ancient practice. What is new is the sharing of so many types of regional peppers across the globe. Jamaican peppers in New York, Thai peppers in Amsterdam and Japanese peppers in California are a few examples.
Pickled peppers have always been in my refrigerator, even in childhood. My mom would use the vinegar as a seasoning on cooked collard greens. It gave them a nice tart kick and is something I still do to this day.
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