Summer’s end.…from anticipation in May,
temptation in late June to early July,
satisfaction in August,
suspecting the transitory state of life in September,
realizing in October that it’s time to turn the heat on!
This post is only the (pictorial) progress of a couple of shiso plants in one summer.
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This recipe was originally posted with Miso Marinated Beef Steak, but I like it so much that it deserves its own post.
To make stir-fried rice use leftover rice that’s been in the fridge for at least a day. The grains become firm and dry making them much easier to separate as you stir your fry.
Remember the Frugal Gourmet: “Hot wok, cold oil: foods won’t stick!”
This is a tip worth following to make a simple, not-greasy, light and fresh tasting fried rice…
|Names for Shiso:|
|Latin:||Perilla frutescens in the Lamiaceae or mint family; Mints (including shiso, catnip, and basil and others) can be identified by their square, hairy stems.|
|Chinese:||ao geeso (green), aka geeso (purple)-;|
|Korean:||deulkkae or tŭlkkae (들깨 which means ‘wild sesame’; kkaennip, kkaennip namul mean just the leaves. Korean cookbooks translated to English sometimes use these translations. Note however, perilla is not closely related to sesame. Sesamum orientale is the scientific name of sesame in the Pedaliaceae or sesame family|
|Japanese:||shiso, oba ohba, which literally means ‘large leaves.’ Shiso seed heads are hojiso. Shiso no hana are flowers.|
|English:||perilla, shiso, Japanese Basil, beefsteak plant/leaf, rattlesnake weed,|
https://1tess.wordpress.com Save this dish for a special occasion! Tastefully presented with colorful and edible embellishments, it is elegant and delicious. Though it is not difficult to make, it’s not a recipe that can be prepared in haste. Chicken breasts are pounded thin, painted with a miso mirin mixture, covered with shiso leaves and bacon, then…