Jun 24, 2008

Bok Choi with Black Bean Sauce and Chili Paste for Grow Your Own #11

This is my entry into June's Grow Your Own monthly blog event started by Andrea at Andrea's Recipes.I harvested quite a bit of baby bok choi today. I washed it right in the yard and the washing water went right back into the garden. I then gave it a spin in the salad spinner, let it dry a bit, then enjoyed it.

Into a large skillet I heated 2 tbsp olive oil on medium-high heat. I added two garlic cloves, minced, one teaspoon of chopped ginger and let this cook for just a moment. I then added all of the bok choi and gave it a good toss with a pair of tongs. Let this cook a few minutes then dribble in about a 1/4 cup of water. Add a heaping half teaspoon of black bean sauce and a teaspoon of your favorite chili paste. Toss the pastes to incorporate them into the mix. Cover and cook about five more minutes. I like a bit of crunch to the bok choi stalks. Serve it right away.

You can remove all of the bok choi from the pan then reduce the sauce to thicken it. I was too hungry and impatient tonight. I barely allowed myself to snap a photo.


Anonymous said...

I love black bean sauce and haven't used it for ages. I must do something in BB Sauce soon. And with chilli too - yours looks delicious.

Asha said...

Oh, you grew Bok choi! How wonderful. I had a good crop of Red chards so far, have to look for Bokchoi seeds. Dish looks wonderful!:)

vb said...

Thanks, vegeyum! I love it because a little goes a long way.

vb said...

asha, congrats on the chard. My chard is barely growing. I guess I will start new seedlings soon and try again.

Andrea's Recipes (Grow Your Own) said...

What a simple and tasty way to prepare bok choi. I'm a big fan of black bean sauce, and this sounds great! Thanks for joining in on Grow Your Own!

Natashya said...

Mmm.. I love dishes like this. Great looking bok choi, congrats on a great GYO!


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