Honey Garlic Green Tea Shrimp

Honey Garlic Green Tea ShrimpTea is not limited to be used as a drink! This recipe uses ground tea leaves to make a delicious Chinese seafood dish. Worth trying!

Makes 4 servings:

For the marinade

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 pound medium-sized raw shrimp, peeled and deveined


For Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground green tea leaves*
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth



  1. To make the marinade, combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch and the soy sauce in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the shrimp and stir to coat evenly. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. To make the sauce, combine the ingredients (chicken broth, oyster sauce, honey, sesame oil and cornstarch) in a small bowl and stir until honey dissolves.
  4. Place a stir-fry pan over high heat until hot. Add the oil, swirling to coat the sides.
  5. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds.
  6. Add the shrimp and stir-fry until they turn pink, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle the ground green tea over the shrimp and stir to coat evenly.
  7. Stir the sauce once, add to the pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Add the nuts, transfer to a plate, and serve.


By The Associated Press, from ?Martin Yan Quick and Easy,? Chronicle)
Article URL: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/special_packages/coffee_break/13205779.htm

*teas.com.au suggests using Jasmine Green Tea for this dish