Shiso & Tofu Hamburgers. Perilla frutescens var. crispa, also known by its Japanese name shiso, is a cultigen of Perilla frutescens, a herb in the mint family Lamiaceae. It is native to the mountainous regions of China and India, but is now found worldwide. The plant occurs in several forms, as defined by the characteristics of their leaves, including red, green, bicolor, and ruffled.
The beautiful leaves and flowers are both edible, with a minty, basil-like flavor and hints of cumin, clove, and citrus. Red shiso is best known for coloring pickles and umeboshi. Shiso leaves have the tangy flavor of cumin, mint, nutmeg, and anise combined. You can cook Shiso & Tofu Hamburgers using 7 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Shiso & Tofu Hamburgers
- It’s 200 grams of Mixed ground beef and pork.
- Prepare 200 grams of Firm tofu.
- Prepare 1 clove of Garlic.
- You need 1 tsp of Krazy Salt.
- You need 1 dash of Black pepper.
- Prepare 1 of optional Nutmeg.
- It’s 10 of leaves Shiso leaves.
There are two main types: green and red. Green shiso can be added to salads and is used wrapped sushi or chopped into hot and cold noodle dishes. Red shiso is a bit more bitter flavored; it's used in cooked dishes and pickling. Shiso, Perilla frutescens var. crispa isn't only fun to say, but judging by the way that it's used in cooking, it's a pretty fun herb to eat, too.
Shiso & Tofu Hamburgers step by step
- First, cut up the tofu and put it in a sieve or colander to drain. You don't have to drain it too much..
- Combine all the ingredients together. Remove the stems of the shiso leaves and cut them up. Crumble the tofu gently with your hands..
- Mix it well..
- Put some oil on you hands and toss the dough with your hands. It's a shame you can't see the seams. Once all the air is out, form the dough into patties and they're ready to be fried..
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- Plate and garnish! It's pretty delicious just like this!.
It's not very common in Western cooking, but in the world of Asian cooking, and in particular, Japanese cuisine, shiso, or 紫蘇, シソ, reigns supreme. This week the CSA box had a big bunch of shiso. Perilla frutescens, or shiso, is an easy to grow herb in the mint family that is usually planted in the. To understand the taste of shiso leaf, you have to try it yourself. I might say cilantro, but haters of cilantro aren't necessarily opposed to shiso.