Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Miso Butter

Line of 3 Red Baby Bok Choy

Enjoy the rich colors and gorgeous patterns on this fall’s crop of red baby bok choy!

3/4 lbs. red baby bok choy (about 3 heads)
1.5 Tbsp. softened unsalted butter
1.5 Tbsp. white or yellow miso paste
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Pinch of kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cut the leaves away from the bok choy stalks. Halve the stalks lengthwise. Rinse the leaves and stalks well, then pat dry. Mix butter and miso with a fork until well combined. Set aside.

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal or gas grill. Put the bok choy stalks in a large bowl.

Using your hands (or a fork), coat the stalks with the miso butter. Arrange on the grill. Use a grill screen to keep them from falling through the gaps. Close the lid and grill for about 5 minutes, until golden brown on the underside. Turn with tongs, re-cover, and grill for 5 to 6 minutes more, until golden and crisp-tender.

While the stalks are cooking, stack the bok choy leaves and roll them up lengthwise into a cigar shape. Slice the leaves crosswise into thin shreds. Make a bed of the shredded leaves on a serving platter. Drizzle the leaves with the oil and lemon juice, sprinkle with the salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and toss to combine.

Put the grilled bok choy on the dressed salad to wilt the leaves; sprinkle additional pepper over the bok choy. Serve immediately.

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Roasted Baby Bok Choy

Bok Choy

Ever look at red baby bok choy from above?

4 heads baby bok choy, trimmed, leaves separated
4 tsp. canola oil
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. freshly grated lemon zest
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1½ tsp. chopped fresh tarragon or ¾ tsp. dried
1 tsp. mirin (see note below)
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss bok choy, oil, garlic and salt in a roasting pan. Roast on lowest rack, stirring twice, until wilted and tender-crisp, about 6 minutes. Whisk lemon zest and juice, tarragon, mirin and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle over the roasted bok choy.

NOTE: Mirin is a low-alcohol rice wine essential to Japanese cooking. Look for it in an Asian store or in the Asian section of a market. An equal portion of sherry or white wine with a pinch of sugar may be substituted. .

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Triticale berries with baby bok choy and onion comfit

triticale1 cup triticale berries, cooked
2 bunches baby bok choy
1 bunch spicy radishes
1/4 cup onion comfit (see below)

To cook berries, soak them overnight in 1 1/2 cups water. Drain the water and place berries in a medium sauce pan. Add 2 cups water and cook on medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Once cooked, let cool down.

Meanwhile, slice baby bok choy into quarters, place on a grill and cook till they start getting nice grill marks. Let cool. Clean and slice radishes.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl starting with berries and adding onion comfit, radishes, and grilled baby bok choy. You can also use fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro to garnish.

Onion comfit
2 large red onions, sliced thinly
1/2 cup red wine
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a medium sauce pan place sliced onions and a little bit of oil, and cook on medium heat till translucent, about 15 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat to low and cook, stirring often until the liquid has been reduced, about 20 minutes. Store in fridge until ready to serve. Use on sandwiches or with a hummus dip.

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Stir-Fry Pork with Cabbage and other Super-Vegetables

4 boneless pork chops
2 cups broccoli florets, blanched
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 sweet red peppers, seeded, cut bite-sized
1 head bok choy, thinly sliced
2 cups fresh bean sprouts, rinsed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 slice fresh ginger, minced
1 cup beef broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoon oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce (optional)
1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/3 cup cold water

Remove fat from pork and cut into thin slices. Have veggies cut and ready. Prepare the sauce by heating 1 tablespoon of oil in a small saucepan. Sauté the garlic and ginger until sizzling. Add broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, oyster sauce, and hot red pepper sauce. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir the cornstarch into cold water until there are no lumps. Add to sauce, stirring constantly until thickened. Simmer a few minutes longer.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch skillet or wok. Over high heat, stir-fry the pork until it’s just cooked through. Remove and reserve the pork. Add another tablespoon oil to the skillet. Over medium-high heat, stir-fry the celery and onion 1 minute. Add the red pepper and broccoli; stir-fry 1 minute. Add the cabbage; stir-fry 1 minute. Add the sprouts and cooked pork. Stir in the sauce and heat through, stirring well to blend flavors.

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Vegetarian Pho

baby green bok choy

Is your CSA box rich with bok choy? Try this Vietnamese noodle soup (pho) for a tasty way to enjoy your veggies.

Serves 2

For the broth
1 large onion, peeled and halved
2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and halved lengthwise
3-inch cinnamon stick, preferably Vietnamese cassia-cinnamon
1 star anise
2 whole cloves
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
4 cups unsalted vegetable stock or broth
2 teaspoons soy sauce
4 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped

For the noodles
1/2 pound dried flat rice noodles (known as bánh phở; use 1/16″, 1/8″, or 1/4″ width depending on availability and preference)

For the toppings (choose a few)
Protein such as fried or baked tofu, bean curd skin, or seitan
Vegetables such as bok choy, napa cabbage, or broccoli

For the garnishes (choose a few)
1/2 large onion, very thinly sliced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 chile pepper (Thai bird, serrano or jalapeño), sliced
1 lime, cut into wedges
1/2 cup bean sprouts
Large handful of herbs: cilantro, Thai basil
Hoisin sauce, Sriracha (optional)

To make the broth, char the onion and ginger over an open flame (holding with tongs) or directly under a broiler until slightly blackened, about 5 minutes on each side. Rinse with water.

In a large pot, dry-roast cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and coriander over medium-low heat, stirring to prevent burning. When you can smell the aroma of the roasted spices, add vegetable stock, soy sauce, carrots, and charred onion and ginger.

Bring broth to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Strain and keep hot until ready to serve.

Make the noodles while the broth simmers. Place the noodles in a large bowl and cover with hot water. Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes or until tender but still chewy. Drain. (If soaking does not soften the noodles enough, blanch them in a pot of boiling water for a few seconds.)

Prepare the toppings as desired – slice and cook tofu, lightly steam or blanch vegetables, and so on. Toppings should be unseasoned or only lightly seasoned so as not to interfere with the flavor of the broth.

To serve, divide the noodles between two bowls. Arrange toppings over noodles. Ladle the broth between the two bowls. Serve with garnishes on the side, which diners should add to taste.

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Bok Choy Sauté

Bok choy

Brings some baby bok into your life.

1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/4 pounds bok choy, cleaned, ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon organic soy sauce, tamari sauce, or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
Salt (optional)

In a large frying pan with a tight-fitting lid, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not brown, about 30 seconds.

Add the bok choy and, using tongs, fold it into the garlic-ginger mixture until coated, about 1 minute. Add the soy/tamari/Bragg’s sauce and water, cover, and cook until steam accumulates, about 1 minute. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the greens are just wilted, the stalks are just fork tender but still crisp, and most of the water has evaporated, about 2 minutes.

Turn off the heat, stir in the sesame oil, and season with salt if desired. Serve on a bed of brown rice.

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Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Bok choy, bunched

Baby bok choy can be steamed, braised, sautéed, and added to soups and stir-fries. It is so tender, you can cut it up into a salad. We are hoping you haven’t put the barbecue away just yet, so you can try them grilled.

1/2 cup melted butter
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon + 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound baby bok choy
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

In a bowl, mix butter, garlic powder, paprika, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Slice the bottom off the head of bok choy, and remove and clean the stalks. Sprinkle seasoned salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper over both sides of the stalks.

Lay the bok choy stalks on the preheated grill. Brush with seasoned butter mixture, cover the grill, and cook until the bok choy stalks show grill marks and the leaves are crisp at the edges, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the bok choy, brush with butter mixture, cover, and grill the other sides. Brush with any remaining butter mixture, and remove to a platter to serve.

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Grilled Chicken Satay with Apricots and Bok Choy

Nourish Restaurant in Sequim, WANourish, Sequim’s new garden-to-plate restaurant and gathering place, is featuring a series of meals created using items from Nash’s farm share boxes each week. This recipe pairs our bok choy with the organic apricots just in from eastern Washington.

Bok choy, bunched

Mmmm, crispy crunchy bok choy!

6 tablespoons peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup honey
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
2-3 teaspoons chili paste
4 apricots
6 bok choy, halved and cleaned
1 tablespoons sesame or olive oil
Shrimp or chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
Sesame seeds

Whisk first 5 ingredients together to make satay sauce. Grill shrimp and/or chicken with a little oil and cook on hot grill. Brush fruit and bok choy with a little sauce, grill 2-3 minutes, place on plate with shrimp/chicken and drizzle sauce over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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Bok Choy & Apricot/Nectarine Salad

Nourish Restaurant in Sequim, WANourish, Sequim’s new garden-to-plate restaurant and gathering place, is featuring a series of meals created using items from Nash’s farm share boxes each week. In this recipe, our Walla Walla onions complement the nectarines or apricots (just in from eastern Washington!) to sweeten the salad, while the baby bok choy gives a great crunch.

Nectarines from Sunnyslope Ranch, Wapato, WA

Juicy organic nectarines just in from Sunnyslope Ranch in eastern Washington!

Mix in a blender:
1/4 cup cashew butter or peanut butter
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
2 teaspoon sugar or honey
2 teaspoon fish sauce
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon chili paste
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Toss together:
2 pounds bok choy, washed and chopped in half lengthwise. Cut greens into 1-inch ribbons and stalks into 1/4-inch pieces.
2 1/2 cups diced apricots/nectarines
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons Walla Walla onion, chopped
1/2 cup sunflower seeds or cashews

Add chicken, noodles or rice if desired. Mix with dressing and serve.

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Savory Baby Bok Choy

The following recipe sounded so good to me, I made it for a Fourth of July potluck, and got lots of compliments. I actually added more garlic. You can never have too much garlic! –Patty

Bok choy, bunched

You might be surprised at how versatile bok choy can be: use it raw in salads or dip it in hummus, sautee it in a stir-fry, or make it the star of the show, as in this tasty recipe.

3 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 bay leaf
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup white wine
1 lb. baby bok choy, trimmed and sliced in half lengthwise

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the garlic and bay leaf until the garlic is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock and white wine, and increase heat to a full boil. Cook the sauce, stirring often, until reduced to 1 cup, about 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Lay the bok choy halves, cut sides down, into the sauce, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Serve with sauce spooned over bok choy.

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