Tea Marinade
October, 2006

Makes about 1 1/2 cups / Preparation tips: Toss this tasty mix with cooked grains and vegetables, or use it to marinate tofu, chicken pieces (three hours before cooking or grilling), or scallops (1 hour before cooking).

1 bag strong black tea
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon low-sodium fish sauce (such as Thai Kitchen)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 lemon, juice and zest
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or hot sauce

1. Place tea bag in a glass measuring cup and pour 1 cup boiling water over it. Allow to steep for 2 minutes.
2. Add remaining ingredients (soy sauce through red pepper flakes) and mix. Cool before using.

PER SERVING (1/2 cup): 19 cal, 4% fat cal, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0mg chol, 1g protein, 5g carb, 1g fiber, 859mg sodium