Poached Savory Rooibos Shrimp


  • Sauce:
  • 3½ tbsp butter
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 pinches saffron
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp very strong prepared Rooibos
  • ¼ each red, green, yellow bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Shrimp:
  • 2 tbsp loose leaf Rooibos (and an infuser such as a tea ball or tea sac)
  • 24 large shrimp
  • 2½ tbsp butter
  • arugula, limes for garnish


  1. Sauce:
  2. Heat the butter in a small saucepan and saute the onions until soft.
  3. Add the cream, saffron, honey, mustard and Rooibos, and simmer until thick. Add peppers and season with salt and pepper
  4. Shrimp:
  5. Half-fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the Rooibos in a tea filter or tea ball. Add shrimp, and poach until the shrimp is just cooked.
  6. Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and add to the sauce.
  7. Coat the shrimp in the sauce and serve with the fresh arugula and lime wedges.