We all know how great Matcha Green Tea is to drink, hot or cold, and we all know that Matcha makes for delicious and unique flavour additions to desserts and sweet treats. But what about used in savoury cooking? How does the goodness of matcha go with entrees, mains, lunched, and breakfasts?
Matcha is awesome for seasoning and enhancing an array of savoury dishes. Here are just a few ideas...
Mix one part Matcha green tea powder with two parts sea salt. It tastes totally amazing on eggs!
Matcha Fish Rub
Crush almonds, walnuts, and pistachios in a food processor with Matcha green tea powder, and roll a piece of fish in beaten eggs followed by the mixture before baking it. It is crunchy and flavoursome – and very healthy.
Make a hot matcha tea mix and thicken it with honey, pepper, and sea salt. Use the liquid to marinade beef, tofu, or mushrooms.
Matcha Pasta Sauce
1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
Small handful of raisins (soaked in warm water then drained)
½ cup ground pistachios
Fresh fennel leaves
Salt and pepper to taste if desired
Sauté sliced or cubed zucchini in olive oil, tossing the pieces constantly. Add Matcha, raisins, and nuts. Toss together and season with salt and pepper. Add cooked pasta, fennel leaves, and a splash of the pasta cooking water. Drizzle with olive oil.
There really are no limits with Matcha!