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May 14, 2011 08:18 PM

Need recipe ideas for bok choy

I planted some bok choy and suddenly it's really big and I think I have to pick it right away! I've never actually cooked with it before, so I am looking for suggestions (preferably vegan.) I know I can throw it into a generic stir fry but I wonder what else I could do with it.

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  1. Rather than generic stir fry do a specific stir fry - saute some slice garlic (and/or ginger), and your bok choi and stir as it wilts, then a splash of liquid if needed, and cover until done. Season with a pinch of salt and some sesame oil.

    Use it in soups - I usually us a chicken or dashi broth, but you could try a good veggie or mushroom stock instead, or go for miso without the dashi. Cook the broth, add your bok choi and some sliced shitake mushrooms and cook until tender. Meanwhile, boil and drain long thin Asian noodles (or ramen, or udon), put into the bowls, spoon your broth and veggies over top. (Cooking the noodles separately ensures that they'll be at the perfect point of doneness when you eat them).

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    1. re: tastesgoodwhatisit

      I cooked my homegrown bok choy just as specified aobove tonight - perfect!

    2. Steam them. Then dress with a soy sauce, ginger, garlic dressing. Yum.

      1. Steam or stir fry with garlic and drizzle with toasted sesame oil. We also use them in dumpling soups, adding the stems before the greens, plus scallions and chile oil or sriracha.

        1. don't limit yourself to cooked options - it makes a fabulous slaw!

          1. I love this bok choy salad.

            1/4 cup red wine vinegar
            1/4 cup olive oil
            1/4 cup honey
            2 tsp soy sauce

            2 tbsp butter
            1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
            1/4 cup sesame seeds
            1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodle pasta, crushed

            1 medium head bok choy (or 2 small heads Napa cabbage)
            3-5 green onions

            1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, sugar and soy sauce. Set aside.
            2. Melt the butter over medium heat in a small skillet. Crush the ramen noodles while still in their packaging, and add to the butter along with the almonds and sesame seeds. Saute until everything is golden brown. Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel.
            3. Chop the bok choy and green onions into slivers and add to a large bowl. Just before serving, sprinkle with the noodle mixture and dressing, and toss to coat.