When i go to Korean Market i see leaves that are called Sesame Leaves , later on , i found out that they’re also called Perilla Leaves . So this morning when i went there i decided to buy them to try this particular recipe . They look like a giant mint leaves , when you touch them , they also feels like mint leaves , and from what i heard , they also have a minty taste . They are not cheap , they’re quite expensive , they put probably about 15 leaves in a bundle and they cost about $1.00 each , i ended up buying 6 bundles of them . So when i got home , i washed them and put them in a colander , shake off the rest of the water from my perilla leaves . These are perilla leaves .
So after washing the perilla leaves and making sure it’s dry , i made the kimchi paste . Just like the ones i used for green cabbage kimchi .
You need :
1/4 cup of carrots , matchsticks
1/4 cup of sliced onion
4 garlic cloves
1 green onion , chopped
1 tsp. honey or sugar
3 tbsp. of fish sauce
3 tbsp. of red pepper flakes
Mix these all together into a paste , and then rub every 2 leaves of the perilla leaves with the paste , until you use all the perilla leaves . Store in a container and refrigerate .
We made beef bulgogi tonight for dinner , and i used the perilla leaves to roll up the beef and rice together , they taste really yummy .
Or , do it like my husband did to his dinner .. it’s Fusion , Korean – American , by making a sandwich with the bulgogi and perilla leaves kimchi . There you have it !