Green Shiso (Aojiso) Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 4.93 oz
This refreshing and aromatic oil is made with only four ingredients—green shiso (perilla leaves, commonly known as Japanese basil), extra virgin olive oil, salt, and garlic. The formula blending these ingredients highlights the beautiful aroma and flavor of shiso sourced in Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture. The city is the number one shiso producer in Japan and is also the home of Yamasa Chikuwa. The company specializes in producing chikuwa (a type of fishcake), and they developed this oil specifically to pair with it. The locally grown shiso leaves are carefully harvested with a special technique that avoids damaging the aromatic components on the back of the leaves. Then the leaves are chopped super-finely and mixed with Italian extra virgin olive oil, which gives Shiso EVOO a rich, sauce-like texture. Also, the aromatic components of shiso dissolve in oil very well, which allows the shiso and olive oil to enhance each other’s flavors. One bottle of Shiso EVOO (140g) contains as many as 32 shiso leaves, and this guarantees that you enjoy a burst of shiso aroma every time you open the bottle. Use it just like pesto sauce for pasta, salad, grilled dishes, pizza, and cold appetizers.
To enjoy its beautiful aroma, Shiso EVOO is best used as a finishing sauce, just like pesto sauce—dress your pasta or salad, or drizzle it over bruschetta or cold appetizers like carpaccio and Caprese. Because it's originally made by a chikuwa (a type of fishcake) specialty company, it goes particularly well with seafood, so feel free to try it with grilled seafood or ajillo. It also complements umami-rich dishes, such as pizza and steak. Even a small amount of the refreshing and intense Shiso EVOO can liven up your dish instantly.
Olive Oil, Perilla, Salt, Garlic.