SUNSET® Produce Culinary Director Roger Mooking Discusses SHAZAM!™ Shishito Peppers
ORLANDO, FL - Hotness isn’t the only quality that consumers look for in a pepper. Sometimes just the right amount of kick can carry a dish, and a subtle spiciness is preferable to a full-fledged kick to the palate.
With that in mind, we chatted up Roger Mooking, Culinary Director of SUNSET® Produce, at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit 2018, to find out more about the company’s SHAZAM!™ Shishito Peppers.
“These are incredible peppers,” Roger told me. “What's especially unique about them is one in ten of them will be spicy. But for the most part, they're a flavoring pepper. So think of a bell pepper with a slight citrusy-ness to it, and it's naturally intrinsic and robust with flavor. But the hottest pepper of the Shishito will be much less so than a jalapeño.”
With an easy to open, grab-and-go pouch bag, SUNSET’s latest retail pepper pack is sure to add vim to produce aisles and vigor to dishes in kitchens across the country.
“They're also really good if you chop them up fresh and throw them in a salad. They're super on-trend right now, and you should have this in your kitchen whether you're a restaurant, or whether you're at home, or whether you want to become a better cook. They're really easy to cook [and] super tasty.”
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