Miso Pickled Shiso Seeds

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Prefecture: Niigata 
Producer: Echigo Miso Nishi
Ingredients: Daikon (domestic), cucumber (domestic), ginger (Thailand), shiso (perilla) seeds, pickling ingredients [miso, sugars (fructose, starch syrup), salt, hon “true” mirin, yeast extract], alcohol
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
Storage: Refrigerate after opening and use as soon as possible.

Shiso (perilla leaves or Japanese basil) is a Japanese herb related to mint that has an earthy flavor similar to basil and anise with hints of citrus. Here, the seeds have been uniquely pickled and combined with daikon, cucumber and ginger to create an umami-rich pickle with a salty miso taste that is balanced by the sweet flavors of mirin. The seeds have a texture similar to dried shiso leaves while the daikon, cucumber and ginger add a delightful crunch.

Echigo Miso Nishi has been producing miso and soy sauce products since its establishment almost 200 years ago in 1831. With a goal of preserving the tastes of the past, these golden miso pickles are marinated in sankai-bushi miso, a regional miso made using special soybeans and Koshihikari rice from Niigata Prefecture. Made by the hands of locals, these pickles lovingly embody the climate and nature of Kashiwazaki City in Niigata.

Suggested uses: Given the strong flavors, we recommend enjoying a little at a time. Enjoy as is (pairs well with sake!), mix with rice or use to make onigiri (rice balls) which can also be baked in a toaster oven/pan, mix with cream cheese and use as a spread as in the Miso Pickled Shiso Seeds and Cream Cheese “Bruschetta” recipe provided.


DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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