Jasmine Green Tea Shrimp Recipe

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Jasmine Green Tea Shrimp Recipe
Jasmine Green Tea Shrimp
Amie Valpone

Jasmine Green Tea Shrimp

I was so excited to create this delicious dish, not only because I love cooking with tea, but because I used a new fabulous ingredient for this recipe, ghee. I thought this would be a delicious dish to incorporate delicious flavors of tea and ghee — a savory shrimp dish that is perfect for a lunch atop your salad or a dinner atop steamed wild rice.

2
Servings
497
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 ounce loose jasmine green tea leaves
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ounce ginger, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped finely
  • 1 pound rainbow Swiss chard, chopped roughly
  • 1 pound kale, chopped roughly
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

Directions

In a large stockpot, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the tea and shrimp and cook until opaque, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside to cool.

Heat the ghee in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and basil and cook for 1 minute, then add the Swiss chard and kale. Cook for another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish. Serve the shrimp on top of the greens, and season with the sesame seeds and white balsamic vinegar.

Green Tea Shopping Tip

Look for high-quality green teas in Asian markets or specialty tea stores. Loose-leaf blends tend to be higher quality than grocery store brands.

Green Tea Cooking Tip

Most green teas require a lower temperature water than black teas, which typically require boiling water. Invest in a thermometer to ensure that the water you use on delicate green tea is the right temperature.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
31%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Cholesterol
319mg
100%
Protein
47g
93%
Carbs
41g
14%
Vitamin A
2067µg
100%
Vitamin B12
3µg
42%
Vitamin B6
1mg
66%
Vitamin C
342mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
11mg
56%
Vitamin K
3503µg
100%
Calcium
692mg
69%
Fiber
14g
56%
Folate (food)
404µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
404µg
100%
Iron
9mg
52%
Magnesium
385mg
96%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
38%
Phosphorus
917mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
2418mg
69%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
33.2%
Sodium
3952mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
29.2%
Zinc
5mg
33%

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