Steamed Egg Custard Shrimp with Green Tea Recipe

Number of serving: 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


Ingredients:
6 Shrimps, shell and devein shrimps (keep part the tail shell on). Rinse and wipe dry with cloth.
3 Eggs (whisked)
Green Tea Leaves
1 cups Water

Seasoning Ingredient:
teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Chicken powder

Marinade Ingredient:
1 teaspoon Egg white
1/8 teaspoon Salt
teaspoon Caltrop starch

Method:
Marinate shrimps with marinade ingredient for 15 minutes. Jiggle in warm oil and drain with paper towel. Bring water to boil. Put in Green Tea Leaves and leave them to infuse 10 minutes. Strain the tea and discard the leaves. Take 1 cups of tea and add seasoning to it. Pour the warm tea into whisked eggs and stir continuously until well mixed. Skim off the bubbles. Transfer the egg mixture to a deep bowl. Steam under low heat for 10 minutes. Put shrimps on top. Steam for 5 minutes more. Ready to serve.

Cooking Tips :
The best Chinese Tea to be used in this ingredient is LongJing (Dragon Well). One type of Chinese Green tea. Always jiggle shrimps in warm oil first before steaming or they tend to give much water when steamed. The shrimp also taste cruncher in this way.

Health Tips:
Green tea contain high anti-oxidant rich in catechin polyphenols that inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and kills them without harming healthy cells. It could also lowering LDL cholesterol levels, prevent heart attacks and stroke and have body slimming effect.
 

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