There’s no doubt the last few weeks (months maybe?) that getting the motivation to COOK dinner (aside from eggs or throwing a salad together) is just too much work. Whether it’s because I’m feeling too tired, lazy or just unmotivated doesn’t matter, the fact is just that it needs to change. Those nights are ok (and normal) once and awhile, but I often find it too easy to fall into that trap and next thing I know, I can’t remember the last time I cooked myself dinner.
For the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to force myself to make at least one thing per week. Even if I pair it with a salad or steamed veggie, the idea is to step outside my comfort zone and make sure I’m changing up my meals. I usually try to make enough that I get a few leftovers too, which is even better!
So when I was challenged to try cooking with Oi Ocha’s Shincha green tea, I couldn’t pass it up! Challenge accepted!
Immediately I knew I wanted to make salmon and an asian inspired cauliflower rice, I just wasn’t sure how I was going to incorporate the green tea. Then it hit me – poach the salmon! And that’s exactly what I did and it was delicious and super easy!
I brought the green tea to a boil with 1 sliced lemon, dropped in the pieces of salmon and cooked for about 5-7 minutes. On the side I paired it with cauliflower rice (a bit overcooked but still delicious!). This was such a yummy and once again easy dinner!
The poached salmon has also been a great addition to veggie-filled salad for lunch.
Are you up for the challenge to cook with green tea?
What would you make?
I can’t say I’ve really ever cooked with green tea (although I did make matcha ice cream! 😀 ). Salmon is one of my favorite sources of protein though; I need to try this out! :]