About Shishito chile Edit
Shishito are sweet, mild, slender Japanese chiles about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) long and about ½ inch (1 cm) wide. The end opposite to the stem is squarish. The flesh walls are thin. The bumpy skin matures from light lime green to dark, wrinkled red. The chiles are harvested before they ripen to red.
A popular Japanese chile that is used in a variety of food dishes. Growing 2 to 4 inches in length, the shishito chile matures from a lime green to a dark red colored exterior that is wrinkled and narrow in shape. Often used in stir-fried dishes, the shishito flesh is mild flavored and quite sweet tasting. It is a chile that is commonly served in salads or pickled and served as a condiment.