Week 9 – Baby Bok Choi

Veggie of the Week: Baby Bok Choi!
We’re gonna congratulate ourselves for one second: our baby bok choi bunches are pretty incredible this week! We’ve had a rough start to bok choi season with seeding issues, insect damage and water but after a few attempts we finally have some kick-ass bok choi! The flavorful, crunchy heads of bok choi can be used raw in a salad or added to your favorite stir fry. Try them in this recipe for Baby Bok Choi in Mushroom
Sauce:
Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon potato starch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch baby bok choi
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced portobello mushrooms
Directions:
  • In a bowl, mix together the oyster sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Mix the potato starch and water in a small bowl, and stir it into the oyster sauce mixture until smooth.
  • Fill a pot with water, bring to a boil, and stir in salt and vegetable oil. Place the bok choi into the boiling water, and cook until tender, shiny, and bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain the bok choi, and arrange attractively on a serving platter.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok until the oil shimmers, then toss the green onion and garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, about 20 seconds; stir in the mushrooms. Cook and stir until the mushrooms begin to shrink slightly. Sprinkle the mushrooms lightly with salt. Continue to cook the mushrooms, stirring often, until they are tender, about 5 minutes. Pour in the oyster sauce mixture, then stir until the sauce is thickened and coats the mushrooms, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour the thickened mushroom sauce over the bok choi; serve immediately.
Cheers,
Ellen and Ashley
Your City Grown Farmers



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