Sunday, January 10, 2010
Simple Baby Bok Choy
I've been craving it since the holidays ended.
Big bowls of fresh greens mixed with a light vinaigrette, or heaps of stir fried veggies over rice. My body needs greens.
One of my favorite greens is bok choy. Baby bok choy to be exact. I buy mine at an Asian market.
If you have a local Asian market in your town and haven't checked it out.....why not??? I love the two near me. Yes some of the items don't have an English labels, but I've found that the folks who own the stores are always more than willing to help me out and direct me to the item I'm looking for, or tell me just what it is I'm holding in my hand, lol. I visit so often now that they recognize me when I walk it. It's kinda nice.
I go about once every 3 weeks to stock up on noodles, sauce, Chinese sausage for stir friend rice and fresh veggies. Lots and lots of fresh veggies.
On my last visit I bought a big ole bunch of my fave.
It's so easy to make. Just wash the bok choy really well and drain.
Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Add in 2 cloves of chopped garlic. Let it cook for 30 seconds or so and then throw in the bok choy, stir, slap the lid on and let it steam for about 4 - 5 minutes.
I give it a splash of soy sauce just before serving and those babies are ready to eat. Oh one more note, please try and buy your soy at an Asian market. The difference from the soy you can pick up at the mega centers is very noticeable. I won't buy mine anyway else, and another added bonus, it's so cheap!! Your taste buds will thank you!
Here's to a greener 2010!