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[mass noun] A plant of the mint family, native to eastern Asia, used as a herb in Japanese cooking.
- ‘In a bowl, add the Asian pear, shiso leaves, and lemon juice.’
- ‘Related to mint, shiso blends its delicate minty subtleties with citrus and licorice; the flavor of the purple leaves is more fruity and less minty than the green.’
- ‘It was enhanced by the distinctive and refreshing flavour of chopped shiso, a fantastic Japanese herb that tastes strongly of cumin, with a hint of pepper and lemon.’
- ‘Introduced last year, the annual is related to Perilla frutescens, commonly known as shiso and used in some Asian cuisines.’
- ‘Strain through a fine mesh sieve, add the shiso, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside in the refrigerator or 30 minutes.’
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