Don’t throw away the tea that is left over on top of the stove, use it in your everyday cooking. Adding tea to your food provides a unique flavor and aroma. Tea can be used as a spice, a marinade, a tenderizer, and in your desserts. Take a look at ways to use tea in your next meal.
Spices. Do you have some Oolong tea leaves left from your trip to the tea store? Grind them in a peppermill or coffee grinder. This will make a great rub for your pork chops, tenderloins, roasts, and steaks.
Marinades. You steeped a pot of tea and you have some left over. Take tonight's choice of meat and marinate it in the tea while you are at work. Vegetarians don't worry, marinate your tofu in tea as well.
Tenderizer. Tough porkchops no more. Allow your meat to soak up the flavors and scents of some Red Roobios tea. Not only will you have great flavor but the tendons of the meat will be loose and easy to chew.
Desserts. Dinner is done and you are relaxing with a cup of tea, why not get an extra boost of tea in your favorite cake, cookie or sorbet. Green tea works well in ice cream, Earl Grey cookies, Lavender or Peppermint ganache for your cake.
Just like many other ingredients, tea is a very versatile item to use in your cooking. Don't be afraid to experiment with your meals. Adding spices and getting creative allows your everyday meals to become an experience for you and your family. Which of these techniques will you try next?