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Stir-fried Bok Choy

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 4


1 lb. Bok choy
2 Tbsp. Chicken broth
1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
11/2 tsp. Tamari
11/2 tsp. tapioca starch
1/2 tsp. sugar
11/2 plus 11/2 tsp. pure sesame oil
2 ginger slices
1 clove garlic, crushed and peeled


Separate the bok choy into stalks. Wash bok choy in several changes of cold water and allow to thoroughly drain in a colander. Trim 1/4-inch from the bottom of each stalk. Halve each stalk lengthwise and cut bok choy into 2-inch-long pieces. In a bowl combine the broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce, tapioca starch, and sugar.
Heat a wok over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add 11/2 teaspoons sesame oil and ginger, and stir-fry for 10 seconds, or until ginger is fragrant. Add remaining 11/2 teaspoons sesame oil, bok choy, and garlic, and stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes, or until leaves are just limp and bok choy is bright green. Stir the broth mixture and swirl into wok.
Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly and lightly coats the vegetables. Serve immediately.

Source: Young, The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen.


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