Meatballs cooked in Oolong tea soup - sounds a bit strange? Cooking meat with oolong tea adds that savory bitter taste that only tea can bring out. Try it out and let us know your thoughts!
Ingredients (serves 2):
Fill Zojirushi water boiler & warmer with water and set temperature to 195°F.
Place oolong tea leaves into a teapot.
When the water temperature reaches 195°F, dispense 16 fl. oz. of hot water into the teapot and steep for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Place 1 cup of water and konbu kelp in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat.
Add steeped tea from step 3, sake, soy sauce from Soup ingredients to the saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low.
Add whole quail eggs to the
In a bowl, mix all ingredients for meatballs. Make bite-sized balls with wet hands and add to the tea soup as they are made, and cook until heated through.
Add snow peas and cook for 5 minutes.
Serve to warm bowls.