Tea Sauce for All Occasions

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Tea Sauce for All OccasionsRecipe
Randy Mayor; Mary Catherine Muir

This multipurpose sauce is great with a variety of dishes: Brush it on pork loin or salmon before baking, use it as a dipping sauce for dumplings or pot stickers, or try it as a salad dressing. Despite the high fat percentage (mostly because of the olive oil), the sauce is low in fat grams and overall calories.

1 cup (serving size: 2 tablespoons)


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3/4 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons loose green tea or 2 green tea bags, opened
3 tablespoons minced fresh chives or green onions
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon minced seeded hot red chile
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced


Combine the boiling water and green tea in a bowl; cover and steep for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags or strain the tea mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, and discard the tea leaves. Add the minced chives and remaining ingredients to the tea. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

Created date

April 2001

Nutritional Information

Calories 38
Caloriesfromfat 81 %
Fat 3.4 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 1.9 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 97 mg
Calcium 5 mg