Jasmine Green Tea Shrimp Recipe

Jasmine Green Tea Shrimp Recipe
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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
669
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
76g
84%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
122g
94%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
1665µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
291mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
110µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
525mg
53%
Choline, total
24mg
6%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
62µg
16%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
97mg
30%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
164mg
23%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
995mg
66%
Water
420g
16%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.