Thursday, February 07, 2008

Farm Fresh Express - Bok Choy

This is the second post in a series about Farm Fresh Express. FFE is a new Philadelphia area service dedicated to providing locally produced fresh produce and groceries to your family year round. They have a storefront out in Lansdowne or you can get your groceries delivered to your house for just 10 dollars. Earlier this week I bragged about the incredible Satsuma Oranges I devoured from FFE, and today I'm raving about bok choy.
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Bok Choy, also known as Chinese Cabbage is a delicious vegetable whose taste and texture I enjoy very much. It's also nutrious, being high in fiber and Vitamin C. My friend John makes an amazing dish of baby bok choy with soy and ginger, and I attempted to replicate those flavors in my quick stir fry with this adult Boy choy specimen.
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When it comes to dishes like this, I don't measure, so an exact recipe is hard to reproduce for you here. I started by washing the boy choy and cutting it in to managable pieces. Then I heated some oil in my largest pan, added some onion and garlic until the kitchen smelled awesome, and then threw in the prepared bok choy.
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After a few minutes, the boy choy greens had wilted a bit, and the thick crunchy stalks were feeling a bit more tender. I added a variety of peppers including a poblano, and pieces of three different colored bell peppers. In my freezer, I found small amounts of edamame and sweet corn, so I added them to the mix as well. Finally, I found some leftover steak and chicken, so I sliced them and heated them up with the vegetables. For the sauce, I combined a few spoonfuls of brown sugar, fish sauce, ginger, siracha, mirin, and a little cornstarch to thicken things up.
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This was a totally delicious dinner and served with steamed jasmin rice, it was extremely satisfying.


  1. Chris said...
    This looks so, so good! The colors are teasing me. Must try this.
    Alanna said...
    Yuuuummmm! This looks so perfect for a cold night. I love love love bok choy.
    karlinamarie said...
    Ohhh E this looks yummy like elvis cupcakes yummy! I don't think I have actually ever had bok choy looks like I will have to give it a try..

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