Memoirs Of A Shiso

Seek out broad, frilly shiso leaves! A Japanese mint with clean anise and citrus notes, it pairs well with fish and summer vegetables.

1. The Spirit of Saint Tran

A rum-based refresher, this cocktail blends shiso with pineapple juice, lychee & oolong tea for a drink with real Asian flair.

2. Quick Cucumber & Shiso Pickles

A cold brine keeps these cukes nice and crisp for a cooling garnish or anytime nibble!

3. Stir-fried Eggplant with Ginger & Miso

Spooned atop some spicy greens, like arugula or baby mustard, we think this dish makes an excellent take-along lunch.

4. Soba Salad with Shrimp, Shiso & Nori

This flavorful & satisfying dinner comes together in little more time than it takes to boil water.

5. Shrimp & Daikon Salad with Ume-Shiso Dressing

Serve up a meal of Japanese small plates, crowned by this salad flavored with tart pickled plums (umeboshi) and shisho leaves.

6. Coconut Ice Cream with Shiso Sugar

Toast flaked coconut prior to churning with milk & cream to bring out its inherent nuttiness. Sprinkle with bright, fresh shisho leaves, muddled with sugar to give a lift to the ice cream’s richness.

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