Green Tea Poached Fish

Use any firm fish in this recipe - salmon and halibut both work well 

Green Tea Poached Fish


Quantity Ingredients
4 cups brewed green tea
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp minced white onion
1 1/2 - 2 lbs. Fish (4 small steaks or 2 large ones)
salt and pepper


1. To make green tea, pour hot but not boiling water over teabags and steep for 5 minutes. Use on teabag for every cup of hot water. In a deep skillet, simmer green tea, ginger, onion and garlic for 10 minutes. 2. Salt and pepper the fish, and place the steaks gently into the poaching liquid. Adjust heat to a gentle simmer, and cook steaks 8-10 minutes until fish is slightly translucent. Remove fish. Serve with Green Tea Vinaigrette (see recipe for Green Tea Marinated Cucumbers), or with mayonnaise thinned with white wine vinegar and finely grated fresh ginger. Good accompaniments include hot brown rice and saut�ed scallions. 

Source: Celestial Seasonings website at