4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Shiso (Japanese Basil) Recipes

Shiso always makes the dish so delicious with refreshing scent.

But, how can you use shiso leaves in your cooking?

Here, I would like to introduce the best 4 recipes using shiso which are extremely delicious and super easy!!!

Please try to use this amazing ingredient in your daily cooking!

1. Shiso Spring Rolls

Ingredients (for 6 spring rolls)

・3 sheets Spring roll skin
・3 sheets Shiso
・0.5 oz Cheese
・0.3 oz Bacon or ham
・Oil for deep-frying


1. Cut shiso sheets and spring roll skin in half so that you will get 6 of them for each. Cut the bacon (or ham) and cheese into small rectangles.

2. Put shiso, bacon, and cheese on the spring roll skin. Roll while holding the ingredients by hand. Water the edges of the remaining skin, and finish rolling up. Make 6 spring rolls.

3. Prepare oil in your pan. Oil that half soaks the spring rolls is fine. Once the oil gets warm a little, cook spring rolls.
Please note that if the temperature is too high, it will burn quickly. Fry until the both sides turn golden brown.

Ready to eat!

2. Shiso Salmon Pasta

Ingredients (for 1 serving)

・3 to 3.5 oz Pasta
・1 tbsp Salt

・1 tsp Butter
・3 oz Salmon
・Salt and pepper for salmon

・1 tsp Olive oil
・1 oz Onion

・2 tsp Soy sauce
・2 tsp Butter
・1 tsp Bouillon cube
・1 tsp Sugar

・1 tsp Sesame seeds
・4 sheets Shiso
・Black pepper as you like


1. Cut shiso sheets and onion into fine stripes. Cut salmon into bite-sized. Peel off the skin if you want to. Sprinkle salt and pepper on salmon.

2. Put 1 tsp butter in your frying pan, and cook salmon. Please make the salmon skin crispy. Take it out once it is cooked.

3. Put 1 tsp grated garlic and 1tsp olive oil in the pan. Put onion when you can smell the garlic. Cook until onion become transparent.

4. Cook spaghetti with salt. When the pasta is ready, drain the water and put it in the pan.

5. Put the salmon back in the pan, and add [seasoning A]. Add shiso and sesame seeds too. Mix well. Sprinkle black pepper as you like.

Ready to eat!

3. Shiso Tomato Salad

Ingredients (for 1 serving)

・5 oz tomato
・2 sheets Shiso

・2 tsp Soy sauce
・2 tsp Vinegar
・1 tsp Sugar
・1 tsp Sesame oil
・1/2 tsp Sesame seeds
・1/2 tsp Lemon juice


1. Cut shiso sheets into fine stripes. Cut tomato into dice. Put shiso and tomato in your bowl.

2. Put [seasoning A] in the bowl, and mix well.

Ready to eat!

4. Shiso Miso

Ingredients (for 1-2 serving)

・5 sheets Shiso
・1 tsp Sesame oil
・1/2 tsp Grated ginger
・1/2 tsp Grated garlic
・1 tbsp Miso paste
・2 tsp Mirin
・2 tsp Sugar
・1 tbsp Bonito shavings


1. Cut shiso sheets into fine stripes.

2. Put sesame oil, grated ginger, and garlic in your small pot.

3. Add miso paste, mirin, and sugar when you can smell the garlic.

4. Boil down until the sauce thickens. Add shiso and bonito shavings to taste.

Ready to eat!

Please put the miso sauce on rice ball, tofu, boiled vegetables, salad, etc. I think it goes so well with various types of dish!

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