Earl Grey-Poached Cod
It might sound strange to use tea to poach fish, but fear not, the result is light, flavorful, and elegant. The bergamot tones from the earl grey tea play off the ginger and star anise, and vinegar and Mirin (a sweet Japanese cooking wine) balance the broth out nicely. Make it a meal for company by pairing with steamed rice, light veggies, and a bottle of sake or two. Shopping tip: Look for Earl Grey tea that doesn’t have any artificial flavors or sweeteners added.