Dilmah Seven Star Tea

Steamed Fillet of Sole – Sencha Green Extra Special

Food : Savory

Steamed Fillet of Sole – Sencha Green Extra Special


  • 3pcs Fillets of sole fish trimmed (approx. 160g after trimming)
  • 10g Dilmah Sencha Green Tea Extra Special loose leaf tea
  • 1pc Medium tomato
  • 1pc Medium potato cut into thin discs
  • 1/3 bunch Coriander around 10g (picked and washed)
  • 100ml Sencha green tea infused vegetable oil
  • 1pc lemon
  • To taste Salt & pepper
  • 100ml Olive oil for shallow frying
  • 20g Mesculin salad mix
  • 5ml Sherry vinegar for salad dressing


Wash the tea leaves with hot water to clean and open them up for fragrance

Combine the drained moist tea leaves with the vegetable oil

Cook at 63.5°C for 45 minutes then let come to room temperature slowly

Place in the fridge for 10 days

Strain when needed and keep the leaves for deep frying for garnish at the end of the dish


Trim and halve the sole fillets

Marinate in cold tea for 20 minutes then roll tightly and secure with a bamboo skewer (leave the tea leaves that have stuck to the fish on when you roll it up)

Steam for 4-5 minutes depending on the thickness of the sole fillets

Slice the tomato thinly and season with salt and pepper

Discard the internal seeds chop the remains of the tomato finely for the dressing and garnish later

Mix the tea oil with the chopped tomato flesh, lemon juice, and season with salt & pepper

Fry the potato in olive oil until lightly golden brown drain well and season lightly

Assembly / Finishing

Place the seasoned tomato pieces on to the plate (3 slices each)

Place a fried potato disc on top of the tomato

Put the steamed sole fillet on top of the tomato/potato slices and brush with the tea oil dressing

Place the picked coriander on top of the pieces of fish and also the crispy fried tea leaves from the oil

Toss mesculin salad mix with sherry vinegar and 5 ml of tea infused oil then season to taste

Serve immediately with a fresh pot of sencha green tea oil

The range of Dilmah Tea used

  • Dilmah t-Series Designer Gourmet Teas

The variety of Dilmah Tea used in the recipe

  • t-Series Sencha Green Extra Special