Friday, July 13, 2012

Stir-Fry Baby Bok Choy



My shopping trips are fun, these days. I enter the store like a kid in a toy store. I look at everything and find new products and best of all, I choose the vegetables for the next few days. I don't do this with a plan. I look and see something delicious and in the basket, it goes.

Then comes the real fun - finding or making up a recipe. Bok Choy is quick and easy to make. It seems as if you can do anything to it and you still will be able to eat it.

This time, I made a simple stir-fry which was not tasty enough so I added some Cajun seasoning which does not really fit but gave it the oomph, it needed.

Stir-fry Baby Bok Choy adapted from About.com Chinese Cooking

Ingredients:

4 bunches baby bok choy (basically, 1 bunch per person)



2 slices ginger

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste

1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1/4 cup water

A few drops sesame oil

1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil for stir-frying

1/2 teaspoon of a spice blend of choice

Method:

Wash the baby bok choy and drain.

Separate the stalks and leaves. Cut the stalk diagonally and cut the leaves across.

Heat skillet and add oil. When oil is ready, add ginger and stir-fry briefly, for about 30 seconds, until the ginger is aromatic. Add the bok choy, adding the stalks first, and then the leaves.

Stir in the soy sauce, seasoning, sugar, and salt, and stir-fry on high heat for 1 minute.



Add the water, cover the wok and simmer for about 2 minutes. Stir in the sesame oil and serve. Serves 4.

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5 comments:

  1. Lovely plate of bak choy! There is always a plate of green veggie, stir-fry on our dinner table, and this is one of them. Most of the time I'll just stir-fry this with lots of minced garlic and some salt for seasoning! Looks delicious, Chaya, and it's great that you are so adventurous where food is concerned! Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. I simply do my shopping the same way as you do. I love to enter the store and get stuff that would call my name. But bok choy has been faithfully calling my name, and true enough find its way to my cart week after week.
    I love the inclusion of Cajun. I never had it that way so far.. but hopefully that would change.
    thanks for sharing,
    Malou

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  3. I've been having that feeling with vine-ripened tomatoes lately. Tasty looking bok choy dish!

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  4. I love bok choy. You're right - it cooks so quickly!

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  5. I really love eating baby bok choy and I'm now craving for it! This recipe is new to my eyes and I think this is really tasty! I would really try this now. Thanks for sharing and please keep on sharing delicious recipes and ideas!

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