Sweet and Sour Bok Choy

I found this recipe from Cooks.com when I started with Fresh Earth Farms last year.  It makes a nice side dish for any meal.  Sweet with brown sugar, slightly spicy from the fresh ginger root, and tangy vinegar makes for tasty bok choy.  Experiment with the recipe – if you don’t have brown sugar, try a little maple syrup (flavor to taste, as 1/4 cup brown sugar might not be equivalent to a 1/4 cup of maple syrup).  If you’re not a fan of red wine vinegar, then try using cider vinegar or white balsamic.

3 tablespoons Olive Oil or other cooking oil
1 head bok choy, washed, leaves trimmed and set aside, & cut into 1″ pieces
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 – 1 teaspoon  minced fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 sliced sweet onion (vidalia or similar)
1 tablespoon soy sauce (low sodium recommended)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (cider vinegar works as well)

Heat the oil in a large skillet, add bok choy and  onion and cook and stir over high heat for 1 minute.
In a small bowl blend the sugar, vinegar, and ginger.
Add mixture to the skillet and mix well.
Cover and steam for 1 minute.
Combine the soy sauce and cornstarch with 1/2 cup cold water.
Once combined, add to the skillet.
Add the bok choy leaves to the pan.
Cook and stir until thickened.

Depending on portions, serves approximately 4.

Fried Rice with Bok Choi

Here is a great recipe from one of our members.  Thanks Cheryll!

4 c. Cooked (or leftover) jasmine rice (I freeze leftover rice to use in stir fry)
2 eggs scrambled and diced
2 TBSP oil, divided
2 c. shrimp, chicken or pork (leftover or cooked)
1 c. thinly sliced mushrooms (optional)
2 c. bok choi chopped in large pieces [Editor’s Note: Only 2 cups?]
1 onion cut into strips
4 TBSP oyster sauce
1/2 tsp minced garlic [Editors note: How about green garlic or garlic scapes?]
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne
3 green onions cut diagonally
1/2 c. pineapple
1/3 c. cashews

Heat wok with oil over high heat.
Add meat, mushrooms, onion, bok choi & oyster sauce.
Add garlic, ginger,pepper & cayenne.
Stir fry for 4 min., stirring constantly.
Add rice and cook 4 more minutes.
Add green onions, pineapple, cashews.
Cook 1 minute.
Serve hot.

Bok Choi with Green Onions and Green Garlic

1 Large, 2 Medium or 4 Small Bok Choi – chopped
Several Green Onions – chopped
Several Green Garlic/Garlic Scapes – chopped
High Heat Oil (canola or similar oil) 

Break off bok choi leaves from head. Chop bok choi into bite size pieces.  No need to separate leafy part from thick part.  Cook green onions over medium high heat until just tender.  Add garlic.  Cook a few minutes but do not allow garlic to burn.  Add bok choi.  Cook until tender.  When serving add crunchy chow main noodles and soy sauce to taste.