So I’ve seen Sesame Leaves at H-Mart before but never once grabbed them. This time while at H-Mart I grabbed them, and then had to figure out what to do with them…lol..
A little Pinterest and Googling later I had a vague idea that you could use them as wraps for cooked foods. I had already done wraps with them during Homemade Sushi Lunch, but this was a new take on them. I already love lettuce wraps, so this was easy to roll with! But what to serve in them?? What came together was some Korean Fusion with Asian influences, but tasty!
After a couple random, and okay spendy, shopping trips I rummaged through the purchases and came up with Shaved Steak and Sardines as my protein and daikon radish, Tokyo green onions, and mushrooms as my veggies with rice. Side dishes end up being Tuna sashimi and sushi Salmon salad (needed to use those up), daikon carrot salad, and
Shaved Steak and Sardine
- Shaved Steak
- Olive Oil
- Cleaned sardines
- Sesame oil
- Red Pepper flakes
In a of clean container, or even ziploc bag if you wanted, combined the shaved steak, garlic, olive oil, and pepper. Toss to mix up and place it in the fridge. Another container, or ziploc bag, add the cleaned sardines, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Toss to mix up and place in fridge.
When ready to cook the sardines I sliced them into strips and quickly pan fried them. The steak I didn’t cut up, I just tossed it into a hot pan and let cook real quick.
Sushi Salmon Salad
- Sushi Salmon
- Shiso leaves
- Ponzu sauce, small amount
Chop up the salmon into the sized bites you want. Dice up the shiso leaves; I find it easier to julienne them and then chop them again. Once everything is cut up, add to a bowl and mix in just a small amount of Ponzu sauce.
Daikon Carrot Salad
This one I first found on EatWell101 and just love it! It’s super easy and so yummy! Please go visit their site for the recipe as I didn’t play with it to make dinner, and they have a great write up!
Perilla Leaf Kimchi
When I was first researching Sesame Leaves I came across this recipe at localadventure.com and it’s easy but very flavorful and played really well in dinner! Please go visit their site for the recipe as I didn’t play with it to make dinner, and they have a great write up!
Love made the rice as he and the rice cooker are magic together, and the veggies were just sliced up. It was a fun Korean Fusion dinner and used up the tuna and salmon before they went bad; double win! Enjoy!