Okonomiyaki and Roasted Shishito Peppers: Two Griddle Recipes. Bring out your Steam Shell Griddle and dive into the incredible world of Japanese cooking for your next party! Everyone can bring a Japanese snack to share and these are two perfect snack recipes you can make just for the occasion!

Roasted Shishito Peppers

Okonomiyaki

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. of shishito peppers
  • Sea salt
  • Oil – grapeseed, rice bran or vegetable are great for high heat

Instructions:

Preheat your Steam Shell Griddle to medium-high.

While the griddle is preheating, wash off the peppers; place in a colander, and shake to dry. Using a toothpick, make a tiny hole in all peppers; this will help the steam to escape.

Lightly cover the griddle’s surface with oil once it’s hot; then put a single layer of peppers on your griddle.

Cook peppers for 5 minutes or until they start to bubble and brown; turn them over and cook until that side’s browned. When browned, transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle on the sea salt. Enjoy hot!

Okonomiyaki

These savory cabbage pancake wedges will be a big hit!

Okonomiyaki

Ingredients for Okonomiyaki:

  • 1 c. of all-purpose flour
  • 7 oz. of cabbage, sliced fine
  • ¼ c. of scallions, minced
  • 2-3 oz. of sliced octopus or small, steamed shrimp
  • 6 bacon strips, uncooked
  • Okonomi sauce
  • Bonito Flakes (Katsuobushi)
  • ½ – ⅔ c. of dashi stock
  • 1 tbsp. of Mountain Yam (nagaimo)
  • 2 tbsp. of Beni Shoga (pickled shredded ginger)
  • 2 eggs
  • Mayonnaise from a squeeze bottle
  • Seaweed Flakes (Aonori)

Instructions:

Preheat your Steam Shell Griddle to medium-high heat.

Blend dashi stock and flour in a medium-sized bowl; add in cabbage and mix to coat. Next, mix in seafood, mountain yam, Beni Shoga, and half the scallions.

The eggs should now be folded in and the mixture should be poured onto your heated griddle; then add the bacon strips on top of the batter.

Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat or until the batter is firm enough to be flipped. Use two spatulas to flip over the pancake; cook another 5 minutes to allow the bacon to cook through. Flip the pancake again so the bacon’s on top.

Brush on the Okonomi sauce and scatter the rest of the scallions on top. Mayonnaise can then be drizzled on and the Katsuobushi and Aonori is sprinkled on for taste. Move pancake to a platter, cut into wedges and serve.

The ingredients in both of these recipes can be found online, in the Asian aisle of your supermarket (or in an Asian grocery store) or at Trader Joe’s. These recipes go well together and are even better when paired with a cocktail.

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