Cooking Scallops with Loose Leaf Oolong Tea

oolong tea coating for scallopsIt has been a while since we discussed an article involving loose leaf tea for cooking. This time, we'll make use of Oolong tea leaves and how it adds a delicate twist to one of our favorite seafood - the scallops.

This recipe is basically about using a loose leaf Oolong as coating for our scallops. Oolong tea gives it an added flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon loose leaf Oolong leaves
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 lemons
  • 1/2 lime
  • 12 pieces sea scallops
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Squeeze the orange, lemon and lime. Set aside.
  2. Remove the tough muscle part of the scallops and pat dry. Set aside.
  3. Grind the oolong tea leaves and lay on the plate. Set aside.

Procedure (Sauce)

  1. Heat the saucepan with a temperature just below a simmer.
  2. Pour the juices. Add the butter and whisk.
  3. Put salt and pepper to taste. Set aside but keep the sauce warm.

(Scallops)

  1. Season the scallops with salt and pepper and press gently over the tea leaves.
  2. Warm a skillet over medium heat and pour the olive oil.
  3. Sear the scallops but do not overcook. Make sure that they do not turn fully to opaque.
  4. Place the scallops in a plate and pour the sauce. Serve.

This recipe with loose leaf oolong tea is fairly simple to follow! Hope you enjoy!

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