Bok Choy with Peanuts and Cilantro

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INGREDIENTS
4 tablespoons roasted peanuts
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pinch salt
4 cups bok choy
2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil, divided
1 cup onion, finely chopped
4 teaspoons ginger, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch, plus 3 tablespoons of water, mixed
1 cup cilantro, chopped

PREPARATION

Bok Choy Stir Fry

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INGREDIENTS
1 pound baby bok choy
1 1/3 tablespoons canola, vegetable, or peanut oil
1–2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or minced
3 tablespoons broth or water (or 2 tablespoons broth or water, plus 1 tablespoon wine)
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon tamari (soy sauce)
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

PREPARATION

The Greens Challenge

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy

Asian Greens with Toasted Almonds

bok-choy1-knife Courtesy of  Capay Valley Farm Shop

This is a great recipe for Spring in the Valley when there is an abundance of green garlic and Asian greens. Using almonds instead of the more traditional peanuts or cashews gives the dish a local flair.

Bok Choy

bok choyAlso called Chinese cabbage or pak choi, bok choy is easy to prepare. It is so tender, it can be eaten raw. After rinsing, the stems can be sliced into matchsticks or half moons and the leaves roughly chopped. It is delicious fresh in salads but really shines in Chinese cooking. Bok choy is fabulous stir-fried with garlic and fresh ginger and drizzled with a bit of sesame oil.

Simple Bok Choi Stir-Fry

Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon sesame, coconut, or canola oil (or other high-heat oil; butter works as well)
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 teaspoon dried ground ginger or 1 inch of fresh ginger, diced
1 head of bok choi, trimmed & chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce

PREPARATION

Asian Greens Stir-Fry

Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon sesame or other high-heat oil; butter works as well
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 teaspoon dried ground ginger or ⅓ teaspoon of fresh ginger finely grated
1 bunch Asian greens such as Mei Qing Choy, trimmed & chopped
1 ½ tablespoons tamari or soy sauce

PREPARATION

Bok Choy en Provence

Adapted from Gourmet

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 heads baby bok choy, bases removed, rinsed well, and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

Baby Bok Choy and Peppers

Adapted from simplyrecipes.com

INGREDIENTS
½ pound baby bok choy, root ball cut off (discarded), rinsed thoroughly and sliced
1 large yellow bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and sliced
1 leek, sliced into thin rounds (just the white and very light green parts)
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil or canola oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

PREPARATION

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