Japanese Style Ume Shiso Pasta

25 mins (cooking 25)
7 ingredients
3 servings
This style of pasta is very popular in Japan. You can find packaged ume/shiso flavorings for pasta, but nothing beats the homemade version. The first part of this recipe consists of making sweetened ume paste called ume bishio. It is something most Japanese don't even know how to make anymore and it is a shame. It is super versatile and can be used for many recipes. It keeps forever in refrigerator too. For this recipe, you only need to use 3 T of ume bishio and you can keep the rest in the refrigerator for later use. This sauce will only barely coat the spaghetti and is not meant as a thick sauce such as marinara and more like Japanese style pesto sauce.

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Serving Size (142.91 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 161.22 Calories from Fat 72.99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.11g 37.44%
Saturated Fat 5.14g 77.05%
Trans Fat 0.33g %
Cholesterol 21.5mg 21.5%
Sodium 64.69mg 8.09%
Total Carbohydrate 20.21g 20.21%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 19.68 g %
Protein 0.13g 0.81%
Vitamin A 249.9IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 3.09mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
green shiso, dried spaghetti