Garlic Bok Choy

The magic of this dish is its simplicity. The delicate greens are not overpowered by the sauce; rather the flavors meld in a satisfying way. This recipe pairs well with Asian dumplings or meat dishes.

Serving size

¼ recipe

Makes

4 servings

Prep time: 5min
Cook time: 5min
Total: 10min

Ingredients

3 small (15 ounces, approximately 7-inches long) bok choy (cleaned very well)

1 tablespoon sunflower oil

1 teaspoon or 1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1 tablespoon water

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

 

Special Equipment:

Steamer basket or microwave

Nutrition Info

Makes: 4 servings  Serving size: ¼ recipe

Calories

47

Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

<1 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Carbohydrate

3 g

Sugar

1 g

Fiber

1 g

Protein

2 g

Sodium

192 mg

Calcium

114 mg

Phosphorus

41 mg

Potassium

273 mg

Instructions

  1. Steam whole bok choy for 4 to 5 minutes in a steamer basket or cook 1 minute (or longer to become tender) on high in a microwave, nested inside paper towels. Transfer to a platter and arrange in an attractive manner, with leaves spread out.
  2. Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add minced garlic and oyster sauce. Whisk continually.
  4. Add the water and stir for less than one minute.
  5. Slice the bok choy in 4 to 5 sections each in the serving dish.
  6. Drizzle the sauce over the greens.
  7. Sprinkle with the hot pepper flakes. Serve immediately.
Recipe Contributed by FamilyCook Productions

You can blanche the greens for 2 minutes in boiling water for an equally delicious result.