Shiso Leaves Green, anis, mint

Shiso Leaves Green in Japan called ‘Oba’. There is no (raw) fish dish without one or more leafs.

Origin
Asia
Taste / Aroma
anis, mint
Season(s)
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Asparagus, Coquille St Jacques, Lobster, Mussel, Oyster, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Valentine's Day
Storage
Cold, 2-7 °C

Taste

The very mild, but outspoken, taste with its strong fragrance makes it suitable to mix it into a salad. Take a small slice of fresh tuna, dip it in some Kikkoman soy sauce, wrap it into a Shiso Green Leaf and be amazed. A treat to your mouth.

Taste Friends

Try fresh tuna tartar mixed with fine shallots, some pepper and salt, a touch of soy sauce and some fresh chopped Shiso Green Leaves on top. In Asia it is popular as a Tempura. But as a variation we have fried a (well-dried with tissue paper) leaf in oil, and used it as decoration on a piece of meat. (dry it after frying on some paper and add some sea-salt.

Origin

Shiso Leaves Green in Japan called ‘Oba’. There is no (raw) fish dish without one or more leafs. The main reason, next to its good taste, is the belief that the leaf is an intestine stimulant and protects against (mild) food poisoning.

Availability

Shiso Leaves are available year round and can easily be stored for up to nine days at a temperature of 2-7°C. Produced in a socially responsible culture, Shiso Leaves meet the hygienic kitchen standards. The products only need rinsing, since they are grown clean and hygienically. 

Specifications

Taste
Sweet, Salty, Sour, Bitter, Umami
Cultures
Asian, Chinese, Creolic, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai
Packaging
Usage
Baking, Blanching, Blending, Blitzing / Mashing, Bruising, Canning, Chopping, Confiture, Covering, Decoration, Deep frying, Extracting, Fermenting, Freezing, Garnish, Gel, Hot infusion, Marinating, Pickling, Smoke, Sous vide, Steaming, Stir frying, Syrup
Colors
Green
Dishes
Alcohol, Breakfast, Cocktail, Crustaceans, Dessert, Fish, Fruit, Functional, Infusion, Lunch, Main course, Meat, Salad, Sandwich, Snack, Soup, Starter, Sushi, Tea, Vegetarian, Vegetables, Water
Taste Friends
Gin, Vodka, Cheese (others), Chocolate, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Crustaceans others, Cod, Eel, Monkfish, Salmon, Fish (saltwater), Fish (freshwater), Shellfish, Apple, Banana, Citrus, Coconut, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Kalamansi, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Mango, Orange, Passion fruit, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Granatapfel, Pumpkin, Raspberry, Red fruit, Strawberry, Watermelon, Rabbit, Mint, Ants, Insects (others), Beans, Goat, Lamb, Porc, Veal, Porcini mushrooms, Shiitake mushroom, Mushrooms (others), Almonds, Hazelnut, Pistachio, Walnut, Chicken, Duck, Goose, Pheasant, Pigeon, Quail, Turkey, Poultry (other), Scallop, Oyster, Squid, Vanilla, Chili, Asparagus, Avocado, Celery, Cauliflower, Ginger, Lettuce, Onion, Couscous, Olive oil, Ponzu, Rice, Seaweed, Soy sauce, Sugar, Tofu, Yuzu
Nutrients

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