My Green Shiso (Perilla) plants have been growing very well this summer. It’s hard to keep up eating the fragrant leaves, because I am the only one who wants to eat them. I looked for a new way to enjoy Shiso leaves, and found that many people marinate them in Soy Sauce. I instantly thought about adding the delicious Crispy Chilli Oil to it. Today I marinated 12 leaves and they were yummy. I ate all of them for myself with freshly cooked Rice.
1 to 2 Servings
10 to 15 Green Shiso Leaves *OR more
1 clove Garlic *grated
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Water
1 tablespoon Crispy Chilli in Oil *I used ‘Lao Gan Ma’ brand Crispy Chilli Oil
1 teaspoon Mirin OR 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Toasted Sesame Seeds
- Combine all the Marinade ingredients in a small container.
- Wash Shiso leaves and add to the marinade, one at a time. Place one leaf and spread some marinade over it, then place another leaf, and repeat. You can marinate as many leaves as you can.
- Enjoy with freshly cooked Rice. It would be great for drinking, too.
How long did you marinate?
15 to 30 minutes would be fine, but 1 hour might be better. I have never marinated longer than 1 hour.