Matcha Shiso Salmon – a savory dinner winner

As an island, fish is a staple in Japanese cuisine.  This recipe for Matcha Shiso Salmon combines three uniquely Japanese flavors to brighten up your palate.

Salmon is also a great source of lean protein with healthy omega 3s.  Among all sources of protein, fish is also kinder to the environment.

You may have seen ‘Shiso‘ in the grocery store.  It also goes by the name ‘Perilla’ and comes from the same family as mint.  This herb adds a distinct burst of flavor to the fish and the green hue adds a flash of color for beautiful presentation.

You’ve already heard the many healthful qualities that matcha provides, but here they are again, in case you missed it!

Traditionally, matcha is used for tea ceremony or in dessert and sweet foods, but have you ever heard of matcha in a savory dish?  Well, this recipe uses matcha in a savory manner to heighten your senses.  It is guaranteed to open up your culinary world with a whole host of different flavors.

The flavor of the shiso, matcha and salmon work in harmony to create a healthy and delicious dinner.

Yield: breading for 2-3 salmon fillets.


¼ cup panko crumbs
½ tsp Herbes de Provence (or equal amounts of thyme & rosemary)
½ tsp Organic Matcha No. 3 Sprinkle
2 shiso leaves, slivered and finely chopped
A dash of salt
1 tsp maple syrup
Olive oil for drizzling
2 salmon fillets


  1. Preheat the oven to 175 C.
  2. Wash and chop the shiso leaves
  3. Combine the panko bread crumbs, Herbes de Provence/herbs, matcha, shiso leaves and salt.
  4. Brush the salmon fillets with maple syrup
  5. Coat the salmon in the breading mix, making sure to seal the edges.
  6. Drizzle the salmon with olive oil
  7. Bake for 10-12 mins, depending on the thickness of the fillets and desired how well done you would like your fish (be sure not to overcook it!).
  8. Plate up the salmon with a nice side salad or assorted seasonal vegetables.

This dish is perfect both as a main dish or entree depending on the size of the fillets and what you pair with it.

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