Blistered Shishito Peppers with Yakitori Dipping Sauce

Here is a really easy and very tasty recipe idea! You can make these as an appetizer for your next gathering. These peppers are fantastic to munch on and every once in a while you will find one that is very hot!

Here is what you need:

Cast iron skillet

Shishito peppers, mine came in a package of around 30-40 (28 oz.)

Olive oil

Original yakitori sauce

Sour cream

Here is what you’ll do:

Mix equal amounts of sour cream and original yakitori sauce. I used 3 tablespoons of each. Combine and mix until smooth, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (30 minutes) until ready to use. This also allows the flavors to meld together. Next, rinse shishito peppers and pat dry, then lightly coat with olive oil. Heat cast iron skillet until very hot (drop of water dances and disappears), place a handful of peppers into skillet and gently toss and turn until peppers start to blister and get black spots, 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and continue until all peppers have been blistered. Serve immediately with dipping sauce. You may also sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Obaachan Sauce Company's Original Yakitori Sauce

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Obaachan Sauce Company’s Original Yakitori and Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

These Drum Sticks Can’t Be Beat!

You can’t make music with these drum sticks but you will enjoy eating them. All you will need are some drum sticks, in this case we had eight of them, one third of a cup of yakitori sauce (we used spicy), and two tablespoons of chili garlic sauce, and a little olive oil.

Here is what we did:

• pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

• wash the drum sticks (we left the skin on) and pat dry

• lightly oil the drum sticks and place in a baking pan lined with heavy duty aluminum foil. make sure drum sticks are not touching

• place in oven for 40 minutes, then remove and coat with yakitori sauce mixture (drizzle the remaining sauce over each drum stick) and return for 15 more minutes to caramelize the sauce mixture

Remove and Enjoy!

yummy, spicy drum sticks with Obaachan Sauce Company spicy yakitori sauce

yummy, spicy drum sticks with Obaachan Sauce Company spicy yakitori sauce

Baked Chicken Wings for the BIG Game!

Here is a wing recipe even my wife liked! Plus, it’s easy clean-up. About 15 minutes of prep time, and about an hour total cook time. Items needed; sharp knife, cutting board, zip-lock bag, mixing bowl, oven pan, and heavy-duty aluminum foil. Ingredients; 4.5 – 5 pounds of chicken wings, bottle of spicy yakitori sauce, chili garlic sauce (for hotter batch), and 2 tablespoons of oil.

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Then, wash and cut chicken wings into drumette and wing, discard wing tips. Starting out with 4.5 pounds of wings gave me approximately 15 of each piece for a total of 30 “wings.” Place drumettes and wings into a zip-lock bag and add 2 tablespoons of oil and mix well to coat. Next, line oven pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil and place wings onto foil and spread out evenly. You may lightly salt and pepper if you prefer.

oil coated wings spread on heavy-duty aluminum foiled pan

Place into oven at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. At the end of 30 minutes remove from oven, take half of the wings and place in large bowl.

mix wings in spicy yakitori sauce to coat well

Pour in a half cup of spicy yakitori sauce over the wings and coat well. Place wings back onto foil and pour remaining sauce over the wings evenly. Next, for those of you that like it spicier, place the other half of the wings into the same bowl. Mix one half cup of spicy yakitori with 2 tablespoons of chili garlic sauce and pour over wings.  Mix well, return to pan, and pour remaining mixture over wings to coat.

wings coated with spicy and extra spicy mixture ready to be caramelized

Return wings to the oven at 425 degrees for another 15 minutes to caramelize the sauce to the wings. Remove and enjoy! We sure did.

finished wings, nicely caramelized and ready to eat!

plated wings in front of the two main ingredients used to make this dish

a great game time snack!