Give It to Me Baby; Baby Bok Choy

As I have mentioned previously, there is a magical place in Watertown called Russo’s.  It’s an amazing grocer and they have more fruits and veggies than you thought even possible.  They also have really unique and interesting products as well.  A while ago I went and got some baby bok choy,  I am very much expanding my vegetable knowledge and although I had had it once or twice before I have never cooked it, so this was the time to try! Its a great side dish for your meal especially if you are having stir fry.

Ingredients:

  • baby bok choy
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • generous amount of garlic
  • 1 shake red pepper flakes

How to:

  1. To begin you must blanch the bok choy, this is a common technique used for veggies so they keep their green color. Here’s how to blanch something:
    1. Begin by boiling a pot/saucepan of water, lightly salt the water
    2. While the water is boiling, prepare a bowl of ice water.
    3. Once it is boiling add in your veggie and cook for about 30 sec to a minute
    4. Remove from boiling water and dump immediately into ice water
    5. Once they have soaked a minute or two you can put them in a strainer or to your pan you are cooking them in.
  2. So now that the bok choy is blanched in a pan with 1 teaspoon oil, toast up the sesame seeds for a few seconds and your garlic.  Then add in the bock choy with a bit of water.
  3. Cook for 3-4 minutes then add soy sauce, sugar, and flakes.
  4. Continue to cook another 2-3 minutes until the there is less liquid
  5. Then you are ready to enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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