Perilla Leaf – Ketnip
Often translated from Korean as sesame leaves. The flavor of perilla, grassy with notes of anise or licorice, is pleasing like any other herb. The real advantage is its size. You can do more with the bigger leaves than just chop them up and use them as a garnish. Flown by air.
Perilla leaves can be stir-fried with garlic and veggies, deep-fried in a batter of flour and eggs, pickled or marinated, or used as wrappers. Or any combination of these things, like wrapping something in perilla then battering it and deep-frying in oil. Perfect for wrapping the leaves around rice and bits of seasoned fish or pieces of grilled meat.