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Chef John's Garlic and Ginger Bok Choy

Chef John

"Bok choy is a great vegetable for many reasons; it's cheap, it takes about 3 minutes to cook, it has a beautiful subtle sweet flavor, and of course it's packed with nutritional goodness."
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20 m servings 90 cals
Original recipe yields 3 servings

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  1. Trim bottom from boy choy heads. Cut leaves from stalks. Cut stalks into 1/2-inch chunks. Gather large leaves and cut into halves.
  2. Heat vegetable oil over high heat. Saute bok choy stalks and bell pepper in hot oil until just beginning to soften, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes into the bok choy mixture; saute until garlic and ginger are fragrant, about 1 minute more.
  4. Stir bok choy leaves, soy sauce, and sesame oil into the bok choy mixture; saute just until the leaves turn a bright green and beginning to soften, about 1 minute more.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 90 calories; 6.9 g fat; 5.9 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 358 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was quite tasty

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Good base but found it a bit bland. Added hoisin sauce to the finished dish to liven it up.

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This was quite tasty

Fantastic dish! The only variation I did was sub with a yellow pepper because I didn't have a red one. I know all peppers have different tastes, but this one worked too. YES, I will be making t...

Husband ate all of it. So servings were only for 2.

The best bok choy recipe we've tried. We received one large head of bok choy in our weekly CSA box and kept the remaining ingredients as the recipe original calls. Perfect!

I love Bok Choy. I would leave out the soy sauce if I make it again. I thought it just made it too salty without any flavor boost. Maybe replace it with rice wine vinegar?

I'd suggest using oyster sauce instead if soy sauce without using salt, adjust then if necessary. Cooking bok choy and any greens are healthy.

Absolutely delicious! Loved this along with Chef John's Caramel Chicken.

So delicious and great for a quick, healthy side dish! I wasn't feeling the red bell pepper tonight so I used Cremini mushrooms instead, cooking them an additional 4 or 5 minutes before adding t...

Made as written. Nothing was left.