Shiso is an Oriental member of the large family of mint. It has decorative leaves with jagged edges. The flavour of shiso cannot be described fast: it’s a lovely, exotic and warm mixture of basil, cinnamon, lemon and mint. The taste is actually milder than the aromatic fragrance. You can use shiso anywhere you would use mint or basil. Add the young leaves to salads, and tear or cut the larger leaves. Use them to flavour warm dishes or as a garnish to all kinds of soups. Try crushing some leaves into homemade lemonade or sprinkle on fruit salads or other cold desserts.
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Tips and Tricks
If you want many middle-sized leaves, pinch off the tops when the plants are about 5 cm tall. If you prefer just a few huge leaves, don’t pinch.