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Old 07-12-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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How to use: Perilla/Shiso?

I have tons on shiso/Perilla frutescens plants coming up and I'm wondering how I could use them. I found this recipe: Korean Perilla recipe that I might try. Anyone ever cooked with this stuff? It's nice and leafy and has kind of a minty smell.

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Old 07-12-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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i've had them in korean restaurants as a wrap, like a lettuce wrap, with grilled meats such as bulgogi (thinly sliced marinated beef), or sae woo gui (marinated shrimp), and a bit of fermented bean paste.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:33 AM   #3
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Tex, I have an organic garden, and am always looking for plants that grow in our brutal heat!

Never heard of Perilla before... you say it's growing Now?! How do you grow it? From Seeds, where did you get the seeds?

I Love Korean food of all kinds!

Thanks so much. Eric, Austin Tx.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:28 AM   #4
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Be careful with perilla--it is in the mint family and can be very aggressive. It can spread throughout your garden (and your neighborhood) before you even know it! It is toxic to cattle if it is cut for hay, and can cause some dermatitis in humans.

I think it mostly spreads by seed, so cutting it before the seeds develop will help.

I am not in Texas, but here in Missouri, it is a pretty common weed.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:29 AM   #5
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Yeah, actually I didn't have to plant it, it just comes up. It mostly seems to pop up in disturbed areas like where they have been tearing up the ground at the park and all in the creek beds which are not flowing, but are still moist and shady. I reckon it wouldn't be too invasive in central Texas with it being hotter and drier.

I tried the recipe from the link last night so we'll see how it goes.

PS I'm a huge gardener too, but since I'm stuck in an apartment while in school I have branched out to wild edibles, lol
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
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I have tons on shiso/Perilla frutescens plants coming up and I'm wondering how I could use them. I found this recipe: Korean Perilla recipe that I might try. Anyone ever cooked with this stuff? It's nice and leafy and has kind of a minty smell.
I like her Perilla kimchie recipe.

It also gets added to very strong stews, example goat stew.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:21 PM   #7
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Someone I know was pulling handfuls of it out of her perennial bed--when she offered me some, I politely declined. I have enough weeds without importing them!!

It is, as far as I know, not too bad here--we might be a little dry for it, too.
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wow, thanks PPT. I've only had Korean food once and I loved the kim chee so that looks perfect.
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wow, thanks PPT. I've only had Korean food once and I loved the kim chee so that looks perfect.
Your welcome!
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:28 AM   #10
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Oh, dear, I love Korean food and don't think I've run into this one. A part of me is tempted to toss some in my garden next spring, but I'm already fighting mint and lemon balm!
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