How to Make Green Tea Smoked Salmon

An unique way to cook salmon by smoking fish on your stovetop with tea leaves!

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How to Make Green Tea Smoked Salmon Recipe
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Any green tea leaves should work (I used yuzu sencha)

Any green tea leaves should work (I used yuzu sencha)

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In a small saucepan, heat 1 tbsp oil and cook scallion and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add soy sauce and mirin and bring it to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to serve.

In a small saucepan, heat 1 tbsp oil and cook scallion and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add soy sauce and mirin and bring it to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to serve.

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In a pan fitted with a lid, line the bottom with a piece of aluminum foil. Combine rice, tea leaves, and sugar in a bowl and distribute evenly over aluminum foil. Fold up the edges slightly.

In a pan fitted with a lid, line the bottom with a piece of aluminum foil. Combine rice, tea leaves, and sugar in a bowl and distribute evenly over aluminum foil. Fold up the edges slightly.

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Brush both sides of fish with 2 tbsps oil and place in a heat-safe dish. Preheat pan over high heat until the tea mixture begins to smoke.  Set the dish on top of a rack over the tea mixture.

Brush both sides of fish with 2 tbsps oil and place in a heat-safe dish. Preheat pan over high heat until the tea mixture begins to smoke. Set the dish on top of a rack over the tea mixture.

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Cover the pan and allow fish to smoke for 8 to 10 minutes, without turning, until the fish is just cooked through.  Salmon should be brownish pink and medium rare.  Serve with ginger scallion sauce.

Cover the pan and allow fish to smoke for 8 to 10 minutes, without turning, until the fish is just cooked through. Salmon should be brownish pink and medium rare. Serve with ginger scallion sauce.

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