Black tea glazed salmon and broccoli on a plate.

Black Tea Glazed Salmon

This tantalizing dish combines the richness of salmon with the aromatic essence of black tea, resulting in a harmonious blend that will leave your taste buds craving for more. Bursting with both exotic and familiar flavors, this recipe encapsulates the perfect balance of sweetness, smokiness, and tanginess.

How to Make Black Tea Glazed Salmon

Black Tea Glazed Salmon
Preparation time: 20 mins
Serving: 4
Calories: 410


  • 4 Salmon Cutlets
  • 2 cups (500ml) of Black Tea
  • 1 cup (200g) of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) of lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) of ginger, grated


  1. Brew the Black Tea in a large saucepan and let it steep for 5 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the brewed tea, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic and ginger. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Reduce heat and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes until it becomes a thick glaze.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C) and line a roasting tray with baking paper or use a frypan to sear the salmon.
  5. Place the salmon cutlets on the roasting tray and brush them generously with the tea glaze.
  6. Bake the salmon in the oven for 10 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.

Equipment List

  • 1 large saucepan
  • 1 small saucepan
  • 1 large non-stick frying pan
  • 1 roasting tray
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 set of measuring cups and spoons

I’m always proud when I cook salmon and it arrives at the table with perfectly seared skin and just cooked and flakey inside.

The black tea glaze takes this dish to new heights, adding a rich, smoky flavor flavor. Each bite is a delightful experience, as the glaze caramelizes and forms a slightly crispy, golden-brown crust on the outside while keeping the flesh moist and juicy on the inside. It is a wonderful dish that showcases the versatility of black tea.

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A self-proclaimed tea explorer, Jess began her journey with tea as a hobby and it quickly blossomed into an enchanting love affair. From the rich, historical tapestries of traditional Chinese blends, to the modern twists of herbal infusions, there’s no leaf unturned.

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