Shisito Peppers with Chinese XO Sauce

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Shisito Peppers with Chinese XO Sauce 1

After eating the shisito peppers in "Asian seasoning" sauce at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Tustin, I wanted to try recreating the dish at home. I could taste dried seafood, perhaps dried shrimp or oysters? A little kick from black pepper? Probably a reworked Chinese XO Sauce? I could do this, right? Or make a pretty close approximation?

I bought a huge bag of peppers from Woori Market - Los Angeles (Little Tokyo) for only a few bucks so it was worth experimenting. The result was savoriness from the dried shrimp and oyster sauce, a little kick from chili sauce and black peppers, and a touch of sweetness from brown sugar.

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