Crispy Pork with Baby Bok Choy

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chicken stock
2 T soy sauce
1 T Mirin rice wine
1 T oyster sauce
1 T dark sesame oil
1 t hot chili oil, optional
2 T coconut palm sugar
4 scallions, white and light green part sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 t ginger, minced
2 T peanut oil
1 lb lean ground pork
1 lb baby bok choy, sliced lengthwise into 2 inch widths
4 oz snow peas, sliced on the diagonal
1 (8 oz) can water chestnuts, sliced

Garnish: crushed red pepper flakes and 2 scallions, chopped Read More


Recipe of the Week: Cashew Chicken with Extra Vegetables

cashew chicken regular bok choyIngredients:

1 T soy sauce, low sodium
1 T Chinese rice wine
1/4 t sesame oil
1 t cornstarch
1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into 1 inch chunks
2 T peanut oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 yellow onion, sliced into 1 inch pieces
1 large green bell pepper, sliced into 1 inch pieces
8 oz baby or regular bok choy, sliced on diagonal
8 oz sliced water chestnuts
1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
2 T Chinese rice wine
2 T oyster sauce
2 t sesame oil
2 t sweet chili sauce
2 t cornstarch
1 cup roasted cashews

For the directions, click here.


Prepping Baby Bok Choy

bok choy WM 350Bok choy is a type of Chinese cabbage with dark leaves attached to a base that looks rather like celery.

It comes in a number of varieties. Baby bok choy is a variety that I particularly love, one that is available at many grocery stores. To see all the wonderful varieties of bok choy, take a tour of an Asian grocery store. Ask questions if you are unsure of flavors and use.

Bok choy is delicious, easy to cook, wonderful in stir fries or sautés, low in calories, and very good for you.

To prepare bok choy, first slice off the tough end at the base of the plant. Read More



Moo Goo Gai Pan

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Serves 6

Ingredients:

1 lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless
2 T soy sauce, low sodium
2 T sherry
2 t cornstarch
3 T peanut oil, divided use
2 t garlic, chopped
1 t ginger, chopped from fresh
1 pound cremini mushrooms, thickly sliced
6 oz snow peas, sliced on the diagonal
2 baby bok choy clusters, sliced into two inch lengths
8 oz bamboo shoots, sliced
8 oz water chestnuts, sliced
3 green onions, white and light green part only, sliced
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 T sherry
1 T plus 1 t soy sauce, low sodium
2 T oyster sauce
2 t sugar
2 t cornstarch Read More