Although we may not be delivering we encourage everyone to continue trying new fruits and veggies. Bok Choy is a local and seasonal vegetable available this time of year. Next time you are out introduce yourself to this crunchy, leafy cabbage. It is packed full of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants and is even known as a zero calorie food for its extremely low caloric value. It offers antioxidants that help reduce LDL (bad cholesterol), vitamin C that increases the body’s resistance to infectious disease and Vitamin K to promote good bone health. Try one of our recipes for use with your new vegetable friend.
Steak and Bok Choy Stir Fry (Eliminate Steak for Vegetarian Option)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pound skirt steak, thinly sliced crosswise
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 large head bok choy, cut 1 inch thick crosswise
4 medium carrots, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced on bias
Cooked rice, for serving
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, vinegar, peanut butter, honey, and garlic; season with pepper.
In a bowl, toss steak with cornstarch; season with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet with a lid, heat oil over medium-high. Add 1/2 of steak; cook, tossing, until browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining steak.
To skillet, add soy mixture, bok choy, and carrots. Cover and cook, tossing occasionally until tender, about 5 minutes. Return steak to skillet; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve over rice; sprinkle with peanuts.
Crunchy Bok Choy Coleslaw
1/4 cup(s) vinegar, rice
1 tablespoon oil, toasted sesame
2 teaspoon sugar, granulated
2 teaspoon mustard, Dijon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 cup(s) bok choy, very thinly sliced, (about a 1-pound head, trimmed)
2 medium carrot(s), shredded
2 medium scallion(s) (green onions), thinly sliced
Whisk vinegar, oil, sugar, mustard and salt in a large bowl until the sugar dissolves. Add bok choy, carrots and scallions; toss to coat with the dressing.