Shishitou no nikumaki – Green pepper with pork

I’ve introduced shio-koji in this recipe corner before. Shio-koji is salt fermented rice malt and you can use it as a substitute for salt or you can use it as an ingredient in sauces. So if you have shio-koji at home, you can try using it in this recipe. If you don’t have any, don’t worry. You can use salt instead.





  • 5 shishitou green peppers
  • 5 slices pork
  • 1/2 tbs shio-koji or a pinch of salt
  • Sesame or vegetable oil

*shishitou green pepper looks like a small green pepper but tastes sweet and sometimes you come cross a very spicy one. It is a popular vegetable to make tempura or to use in fried vegetables dishes.




1. Wash the shishitou and take the calyx (or crown) off. Use a toothpick to make 2 or 3 holes in the shishitou to prevent them from exploding in the pan when you cook.

2. Wrap the shishitou in slices of pork.

3. Heat oil in a pan and place the shishitou in.

4. Add shio-koji and cook for 5 minutes until the pork becomes golden brown.


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06:51 01 Mar , 2024