|Beer Poached Cod Infused with Jasmine Tea
||[May. 20th, 2009|02:59 pm]
I was very inspired by the World Gourmet Summit when I tasted these dumplings that was poached in beer, and I have been wanting to try something similar at home.
It still had to be pretty healthy cos well I am trying to cook healthy meals for dad….so I was thinking cod fish, seeing I have got a fair few pieces sitting in my freezer.
My next challenge, what beer to use. Cod is pretty delicate in flavour, and I did not want to use a beer which would overpower the flavour of the cod. On my way to work a couple of day back, inspiration hit me.
I would use Hoegaarden beer. A nice light flavoured Belgium beer with a floral note to it. To add some extra flavour to the poaching ingredients, I added the zest of one lemon to it, a little bit of seasoning, and some mushrooms. The little extra touch that impressed even me? I added some jasmine tea ‘pods’ to the poaching liquid to add to the flora fragrance.
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