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7 Minute Bok Choy

January 12, 2012

7 minutes to prepare that is….. it actually takes 6-8 weeks to grow

Bok choy is a no-brainer.

I had never heard of it a few months ago but now it is growing in my garden almost year round. Bok Choy is a brassica (think cabbage, broccoli, kale) and is often referred to as Chinese Cabbage. For the whole story on Chinese cabbage click here for the interesting wikipedia entry.

The cold windy weather that descended upon us this evening motivated me to find a recipe that would be both easy and hot, I decided on this one from “the worlds healthiest foods” website. (Tip: Don’t dismiss all recipes labeled as “healthy”; I have found several that actually taste good in spite of the tag.)

So back to the 7 minute thing….. I went out in the cold wind this evening and returned with a nice medium sized bok choy specimen:

I used the recipe linked above as a template but modified it. No ginger…. 1/2 tablespoon of Asian oyster sauce in the chicken bullion water (who has 3 tablespoons of stock ready anyway?)… Lime juice, not lemon juice, because that’s what I had… Kroger generic soy sauce vs the fancy tamari stuff it called for…. 2 small cloves of fresh garlic vs 1 clove….no sesame seeds and definitely no tofu. Basically I just went with what I had on hand.

Was it good? Yes, much better than I anticipated. Mrs cohutt gave it raves and I will definitely prepare this again. This made two nice side dish portioned servings.

4 minutes as the recipe claims? More like 7, I had to count the 3 it took to wash and chop the choy. 😉

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike permalink
    January 12, 2012 9:43 pm

    I wonder how bok choy would taste in sauerkraut? I’m new to kraut making and may try some in a new batch. I may have to plant some this spring if it turns out. I love reading about your garden!

    • January 12, 2012 10:11 pm

      No experience with ‘kraut except for consuming the occasional Reuben or bratwurst.
      Try it, may work.

  2. January 13, 2012 3:09 am

    Sounds good! I never had any luck growing Chinese Cabbage…it always goes to seed on me. I think I’m sowing it at the wrong time.

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