It’s a Good One: Jimmy’s Shishito Peppers


We’ve only been to Jimmy’s No. 43 twice, but we’ve decided to stick with the snacks from now on—and the beer. Last night, we were barely willing to share the huge pile of roasted shishito peppers ($7) with our friends. Tonight, we may just have to hit up Sunrise Mart for some (8.99/pound), so we can recreate this dish and drink a boatload of beer immediately.

The green peppers are small and long, just barely hot (although Our Man Sietsema warned that, randomly, every eighth or ninth will actually burn). At Jimmy’s, you may recall, there is no proper stove, just hot plates, and these guys are simply charred in a pan, then drizzled with lemon juice and sprinkled with sea salt. If you don’t like green bell peppers, don’t be scared. We don’t either.

The dish is a special, but it has become a fairly consistent listing.

Jimmy’s 43
43 East 7th Street
(212) 982-3006