This pan-seared green chili pepper is a great appetizer or a vegetable side dish that could be made in no time.

By Exeter Produce

Apr 25, 2024

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes




an-seared green chili pepper is a common dish in Asia. Can be found on family dinners tables and all kinds of restaurants’ menus. It’s very similar to the grilled peppers dish, except the differences in cooking method and seasoning sauce. This recipe is very budget-friendly and easy-to-make!
Although this recipe seems simple, it requires a bit of patience and subtlety. When cooking, do not stir or move the peppers. Lightly press the peppers down with your spatula once in a while instead. This increases the contact area between the peppers and the pan and helps form a nice blistered skin for each pepper.


4-6 Basque fryer green chili peppers
1 tablespoon oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
½ tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons water


Cut off the top of the peppers and remove the insides with your hand or a small spoon.
Take each pepper separately and smash between the flat side of your knife and the cutting board to flatten them.
Pat dry with a paper towel and set aside.
Whisk minced garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and water in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat until shimmering, pan-sear for 3 minutes each side with lid on.
Pour the sauce mixture around the pan, simmer 2-3 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and sauce has thickened.
Serve and enjoy!


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