6 great recipes with bok choy: It’s February and at The Farm at Rockledge Gardens, the goodies are bursting to get off of plants and onto your table. One of those goodies is bok choy. Isn’t she pretty!
We give you 6 great recipes with Bok Choy because Bok Choy was introduced to Europe in the 1800’s and is now readily available all over North America. It is a little Chinese cabbage also referred to as pak choi or white cabbage, is popular in Chinese, Philippine, Korean and Thai cooking.
Bok choy has a light and sweetly delicate flavour and is packed with good stuff like calcium, vitamin A and C as well as being low in calories. So take a walk with us through our ‘current’ choice of 6 recipes with bok choy. We say ‘current’ because we are working on a few of our own and will be adding some that have been created fresh at The Farm!
1. Seared Bok Choy with Bacon Vinaigrette
Mark Bittman tells us that this is “an unusual side dish that’s lovely with a nice piece of salmon or other full-flavored fatty fish. You can grill the bok choy instead of searing it if you like.
Other vegetables you can use: bok choy, Napa cabbage (cut lengthwise into long spears), endive (halved lengthwise), or radicchio (quartered)”.
2. Bok Chow Green Juice
We haven’t tried this yet but according to Sonnet, ‘this juice is simple. Uber simple. It’s got a slightly tart-sweet-bitter goodness that tastes clean and refreshing’.
3. Beef and Bok Choy Stir Fry
A classic-style Asian stir-fry dinner in 30 minutes. If you’re serving it with rice, be sure to start cooking it before you begin preparing the stir-fry ingredients.
4. Sriracha Chili Garlic Bok Choy
We selected this recipe because as with many bok choy recipes, it’s easy. Also, it demonstrates how to add a store-bought sauce so now you can create flavours of your own.
5. Sautéed Ginger Bok Choy
We selected this YouTube video by Eugenie Kitchen so that you can see just how quickly cooking up some bok choy actually can be!
6. Stir-fried Bok Choy With Shiitake Mushrooms
As we have seen from the wide selection of recipes out there, bok choy makes the perfect stir-fry vegetable. Adding fresh ginger and sesame oil livens up this easy stir-fry.