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Archive for June 8th, 2009

8

Jun

2009

Stir-Fry Bok Choy

Bok Choy is readily available in the vegetable section of most supermarkets. It’s a member of Chinese cabbage family. Often, Bok Choy can be very large. If that is the case, just cut in half lengthwise. The other half will keep fresh in the refrigerator for at least one week.

Stir-fry Bok Choy is very tasty and my family gives this recipe the thumbs up. As an alternative however, you can also blanch or steam the Boy Choy then drizzle with Oyster Sauce and serve.


1 pound fresh Bok Choy
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil (for cooking in a non-stick wok or a fry pan)
1 tablespoon soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
1 teaspoon pure sesame oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar

Preparation
Trim the ends and wash each stalk well. Lengthwise cut each stalk once or twice (depends on the size of the stalk), about ½ inch wide. Crosswise cut the stalks into 2 inch chunks. Crush, peel and finely chop the garlic. Peel and finely grate ginger root

To Cook
Heat oil in a non-stick wok or a frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, brown garlic and ginger for a few seconds. Add Bok Choy. Cook and stir for about 1 minute. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and sugar. Cook and stir for another 2 to 3 minutes until the green leaves are soft and the white parts are tender but still crunchy. Serve hot or warm.

Makes 4 servings
Preparation time: 6 minutes
Cooking time: 3 to 4 minutes

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