Before, you tell me how clever, I am and pat me on the back…….. Before you throw out all those praises for my creation……. Before there are accolades for this special dish and before you run to emulate me, I must share that this was all unintentional and just seemed to happen. Happenstance!
I am not really familiar with bok choy. I have used it in recipes once or maybe even twice but that is about it. I wasn’t sure if you could eat the leaves and stalk and ended up throwing out the leaves, when I didn’t have to.
Bok Choy hails from China and you will find it in stir fries, soups and main dishes. It is a healthy vegetable with lots of Vitamins and few calories. It is from the cabbage family but it doesn’t have the strong taste of the green cabbage, we use. The stalk is very much like celery but I like it better than celery.
Tonight, after some checking, I decided to cook it in soup with garlic. This is one of the easy recipes that is rewarding. Basically, you cook the garlic in margarine or butter for a minute, add soup and bok choy. Cook for another 6 – 8 minutes until soups disappears. Plop it on a tomato slice or half a tomato and serve. You could heat the tomato for a minute if you would like. You could mix a little Parmesan in with the bok choy. I imagine, as I cook with it more, I will discover some of its secrets.
Since my husband doesn’t eat garlic, I made enough for one person.
Garlicky Bok Choy on Tomato
1 baby bok choy
1 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 tablespoon margarine
1/4 to 1/2 cup organic vegetable broth
1 tomato slice
salt and pepper to taste (I didn’t use either.)
In a small skillet, melt margarine.
While it is cooking, dice bok choy and slice tomato.
Add garlic to margarine and cook for 1 minute. Add bok choy and cook for another 6-8 minutes until soup is absorbed.
Put tomato slice on a plate. Cover with bok choy mixture. Add salt and pepper, if you choose.
I wonder if this could be used as an appetizer. Maybe with a little feta or some sliced mushrooms……. On a piece of fish….
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