Garlic Ginger Bok Choy

Garlic Ginger Bok Choy
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Garlic ginger bok choy

Elanaspantry.com

Garlic ginger bok choy

A kid-friendly and tasty Asian-inspired recipe that is great as a side dish for quickly cooked fish or meats. Available year-round, the crunchy stalks of bok choy work well raw in salads or when softened during cooking. If you can find them, try using black sesame seeds instead of white for more of an exotically appealing dish. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ pounds baby bok choy, bottoms trimmed and cut into ½-inch wide strips (like long noodles)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 10 scallions, finely sliced
  • 1 ½ inch piece ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced

Directions

In a small bowl, combine fish sauce, agave, sesame oil, and arrowroot. Make a paste-like slurry dissolving the arrowroot.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, add bok choy and salt. Cook, tossing frequently with metal tongs until slightly wilted. Add the scallions, ginger, and garlic and stir constantly until fragrant. Stir in sauce and quickly mix with vegetables, until thickened. Serve right away, while hot.

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.