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Shiso Juice, Anyone?

Postby clay » Sun 08.17.2008 9:44 pm

My mother-in-law just made some shiso juice. (You know the shiso often found with umeboshi)

1) She took some shiso plants and pulled off the leaves
2) Washed them and removed bugs (apparently didn't need the protein)
3) Boiled the leaves in water
4) Added vinegar and a little sugar

It is an interesting taste and probably healthy too!
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Re: Shiso Juice, Anyone?

Postby BrianM » Sun 08.17.2008 9:55 pm

As long as it has sugar I'll try it lol.
Did she crush the leaves or just boil them?
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Re: Shiso Juice, Anyone?

Postby clay » Sun 08.17.2008 10:01 pm

As long as it has sugar I'll try it lol.


It isn't sweet, but I guess the sugar is there to lessen the sourness.

Did she crush the leaves or just boil them?


I wasn't there, but I'm sure she left them whole. Then she wrung a clump of shiso to get the actual juice.
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Re: Shiso Juice, Anyone?

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sun 08.17.2008 10:02 pm

Shiso is good on a lot of things; I like it on vegetables.
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Re: Shiso Juice, Anyone?

Postby becki_kanou » Mon 08.18.2008 7:45 am

That's an odd coincidence. One of my students made me some shiso juice right before I left on vacation. It was a little too strong to drink straight, but diluted with a little ice water it was delicious.
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Re: Shiso Juice, Anyone?

Postby TheIrishSin » Tue 09.02.2008 1:59 pm

For some reason shiso juice always reminds me of the fall season, because of its . . . unique taste.

Generally its way to strong to drink plain, so I reduce it potency with alittle water and sugar.

Just to remove the bite :)
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Re: Shiso Juice, Anyone?

Postby clay » Tue 09.02.2008 7:35 pm

Wow. A lot of people have experience with shiso juice. I never knew there was such a thing. :)

I haven't had any more--although it still sits in the refrigerator--but she did add some sugar to reduce the bite. If it isn't fermented, maybe I'll try it again.
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Re: Shiso Juice, Anyone?

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 09.03.2008 9:21 am

Clay, I have never heard of that before. What is it normally used with? Is it just a juice to drink or is it used in cooking for flavor?
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