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Teriyaki Hotate & Shishito Peppers

Teriyaki Hotate & Shishito Peppers Recipe

This is a quick and easy recipe – The boiled hotate (Japanese scallops) were already cooked and only require a short simmer in the pan.

You can omit the shishito peppers (see ingredient substitution ideas at cooking notes) and double the scallops if you want a pan of filled with teriyaki scallops.

Check out the ingredients and step-by-step photos on the previous page.



  • 8 large thawed boiled hotate (Japanese scallops)
  • 8 shishito peppers see cooking note below for subsitution
  • cornstarch slurry dissolve 1/2 tsp cornstarch in 1 tsp water
  • 1/4 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp chopped spring onions

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1 tsp light soy sauce (I used 1/2 tbsp slightly salty)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sake (or clear rice wine)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1-cm garlic paste (or 1 clove minced garlic) optional
  • 1-cm ginger paste (or 1/2 tsp minced garlic) optional


  1. Make quick teriyaki sauce. In a 20-cm pan, add teriyaki sauce ingredients, and mix well with a spatula. Cook briefly until sugar is dissolved. Do a taste test and season to taste with soy sauce if it is not salty enough (1/2 tsp at a time) or water if it is too salty (1 tbsp at a time). Bring sauce to a bubble and reduce the heat to a low simmer.
  2. Add hotate and shishito peppers one layer in the pan. Simmer with lid on for 2 minutes. Open lid, use chopsticks to turn the ingredients, and continue to simmer for another 2 minutes with the lid on. Thicken sauce with cornstarch slurry.
  3. Garnish and serve. Transfer the scallops and shishito peppers to a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds and spring onions. Pour the remaining teriyaki sauce in the pan into a serving condiment saucer. This dish is best served with Japanese multigrain rice.

Cooking Notes

Ingredient substitution ideas for shishito peppers:

  • bell peppers (capsicums) wedges
  • broccoli florets
  • cherry tomatoes
  • any favourite variety of local chilli peppers (such as jalapeño)
  • scallions
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2 comments on “Teriyaki Hotate & Shishito Peppers”

  1. Those scallops are looking really GOOD! I just had some too. You always plate your food so beautifully.

  2. Love hotate (Japanese scallops) and can never get enough of them :p

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