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Japanese Style Grilled Bell Peppers

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Pan frying
  • Cuisine: Japanese


Char grilled bell peppers topped with bonito flakes and dress in a soy sauce based dressing.



For the Japanese dressing: (makes 1/2 cup)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/4 cup dashi
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the peppers:

  • 34 green bell peppers (cored, seeded and sliced into halves)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup bonito flakes (or more, to taste)


  1. Lightly brush bell peppers with vegetable oil.
  2. Heat up your grill or grill pan. When it’s hot, place the peppers facing skin side down.
  3. Grill until the skin blisters and bell peppers soften.
  4. Turn the bell peppers over, and grill for a few minutes until the inside is done.
  5. Transfer to a cutting board. Slice each pepper half in half again, and arrange the peppers on a plate.
  6. Pour a few tablespoons of the Japanese dressing over the peppers (start with about 3-4 tablespoons and adjust to taste)
  7. Top with bonito flakes and serve with more dressing on the side.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 216
  • Sugar: 14.9 g
  • Sodium: 890.8 mg
  • Fat: 9.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.7 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.9 mg

Keywords: recipe, snack, healthy, easy

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