May 16, 2022

Level Up with Japanese Flavors

Level Up with Japanese Flavors

Our kitchen pantries are becoming more dynamic by the day. As cooking increasingly globalizes, the number of new ingredients and seasoning to discover is always merrily around the corner.

Mishima Red Shiso Furikake Seasoning has recently taken over the flavor stage all over the internet, and for good reason. Yakuri Red Shiso is the most popular flavor in Japan. Made from red shiso (Perilla) leaves, Mishima Red Shiso Furikake Seasoning has a salty, tangy flavor with a hint of plum. It is commonly used as a topping over rice, pasta and salad, and can also be substituted for salt.

Ali Slagle, this month’s CrateChef featured chef, peppers furikake seasoning in a variety of recipes in her debut Cookbook I Dream of Dinner (so You Don’t Have to). Try it in her Coconut Curry with Swirled Eggs (pg. 34), Chickpea-Cabbage Tabbouleh (pg. 81), or Whole Grains, Chorizo & Dates (pg. 188).

Whether red shiso furikake seasoning stars as the centralizing flavor, or simply adds a touch of tang over top, it is sure to please and intrigue. Happy cooking!


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