Episode 024: Shishito Peppers, Misplaced BMWs & Self Care

Today’s episode is all about self care! We chat the important things: what self care mean to us, the science behind relaxation, if we have always made time for self care, and our top three favorite ways to recharge and make ourselves a priority. We ate blistered shishito peppers, coated in a soy sauce and ginger reduction. Rachel made it, we both devoured it. Get the recipe at the end of this post!

shishito peppers

Things we discussed in this episode:

THIS GREAT ARTICLE on the 7 types of self care

Erinn has been enjoying the Headspace app for daily meditation but the Calm app is on her list as well! She also just loves the outdoors, but there’s no link for that. *wink* *wink*

If you want to grab the white noise app Rachel mentioned, THIS is the one she likes! She also loves using her One Line a Day journal.

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Soy Ginger Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. About 25-30 whole shishito peppers (If you have a Trader Joe's, it's one single packaged bag of the peppers!)
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. A pinch of coarse salt
  4. 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  5. 1 tablespoon ginger paste (also available at Trader Joe's, check the spice section!)
  6. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  7. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  8. 1 tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. Place a large skillet under the broiler or on the stovetop over high heat to warm.
  2. Place the peppers in a mixing bowl. Drizzle them with cooking oil (I like olive oil for its flavor but you can use what you prefer!) and a healthy sprinkle of salt. Use your hands or a spatula to toss the peppers until evenly coated.
  3. When the skillet is hot enough to evaporate a flick of water instantly, pour the peppers into the skillet. The peppers should start to sizzle immediately.
  4. Cook the peppers until blistered- you can do this over medium-high heat on the stovetop, but make sure and turn on the overhead vent or a fan...this will get smoke-y! If you don't like the smoke, transfer the skillet with peppers beneath the broiler. Cook the peppers without moving them for a few minutes so they char on the bottom, then stir with a spatula. Continue cooking and stirring every minute or two until the peppers are blistered and darkened all over, 5 to 6 minutes total.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, ginger paste, garlic powder, onion powder, and honey. Mix until combined. Transfer into another pan on low to medium heat. You want the ingredients to thicken up, but be careful not to burn it! Once you get the sauce to reduce and thicken, remove from heat.
  6. Combine the blistered peppers and soy sauce reduction together. Eat!
Adapted from The Kitchn (for shishito cooking method)
Adapted from The Kitchn (for shishito cooking method)
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