Tetley Green Tea Poached Shrimp

The goodness of Green Tea can be found in more than just a beverage. In this recipe, Tetley Pure Green Tea provides a low sodium yet tasty alternative to broth for poaching shrimp. Serve this fat free appetizer at your next cocktail party and your body conscious friends will applaud you.

Tetley Green Tea Poached Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 3 bags - Tetley Pure Green Tea
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) - lemongrass paste
  • 1 piece (1-inch/2.5 cm) - fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 - cloves garlic, sliced
  • 8 - Szechuan or black peppercorns
  • 1 lb (500 g) - large shrimp (31 to 40 count), peeled with tails intact

Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) - Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) - each lime juice and honey
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) - finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) - minced fresh ginger

Directions

  1. Combine 3 cups (750 mL) water, tea bags, lemon grass, ginger, garlic and peppercorns in a medium skillet set over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil; remove the tea bags and reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer.
  2. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until no longer opaque. Remove the shrimp to a paper-towel lined plate. Reserve 2 tbsp (30 mL) poaching liquid.
  3. Dipping Sauce: Whisk the reserved poaching liquid with the chili sauce, lime juice, honey, lime zest and ginger. Serve the shrimp with the dipping sauce on the side. Makes 6 servings.

Tetley Tips:

  • Lemon grass paste can be found in the refrigerated herb section of the supermarket.
  • For added flavour, substitute Tetley Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea for the Pure Green Tea.
  • Serve the shrimp as an appetizer or double the sauce and toss with rice noodles and thinly sliced celery, red pepper and carrots for a quick Asian inspired noodle salad.

Per serving (about 6 shrimp with sauce): 44 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 45 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 5 g sugars, 5 g protein.