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Bok Choy with Roast Pork and Straw Mushroom

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This dish is definitely Chinese in Spirit, although the use of a western white wine in the sauce is a bit of a departure from the traditional. I came up with this as a way to use some leftover meat from my Crispy Roast Pork Hock experiment earlier this week. You could use any leftover pork you like but, ideally, you want some with a bit of crunchy rind still attached… 

The Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of Roast Pork;
  • 2 cups baby Bok Choy, large leaves sliced into smaller pieces;
  • Canned Straw Mushrooms;
  • ½ a small Onion, thinly sliced vertically;
  • 4 small dried chilies;
  • 1 tbsp. minced or pureed Garlic;
  • ¼ cup Chicken Stock;
  • 2 tbsp. Soy Sauce;
  • ¼ cup White Wine;
  • 1 tsp. Sugar;
  • 1 tsp. Cornstarch.

The Method

Bok Choy with Pork and  Mushroom 2

Here you can see the roast pork I am using, and the basic shape in which it has been sliced. There is some crispy rind attached to some of the slices.

Bok Choy with Pork and  Mushroom 3

First, mix the cornstarch with enough water to make a slurry then add the stock, wine, soy sauce and sugar. Set this aside to use later. Next, heat a tablespoon or so of oil in a pan over high heat and briefly sauté the bok choy. When a few brown spots appear on the stems and the leaves begin to wilt, remove to a bowl.

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Replenish the oil and as soon as it is hot, add the dried chili. As soon as they start to darken, add the onion and stir until just softened.

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Add the mushrooms, pork and sauce mixture and stir (gently so as not to break the meat slices) until all is heated through and the sauce is thickened.

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Finally, add back the bok choy. Continue to stir a minute or so longer and then serve immediately.



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8 thoughts on “Bok Choy with Roast Pork and Straw Mushroom

  1. What a very appetizing ‘semi fusion’ dish if one may use such a term! Almost worth it to make roast pork which I rarely have in the house . . . such a flavoursome combo. I have to smile at your use of wine ~ in Australia verjuice has become quite popular because of a local but world famous chef and TV presenter called Maggie Beer: it is pressed grape juice sans alcohol – many of us buy it from her farm shop. Some months back I quickly needed a tad of liquid in a stirfry and grabbed for a couple of tbs of mine: loved it so much that it has become part of many of my strifries!! So I love your use of wine ahead of trying your recipe! Thanks!!!

    1. I have many recipes calling for verjuice… all 4, 5 and 6 centuries old. Verjuice was a common souring agent in the middle ages. It was often unripe grape juice but other sour juices were used as well. I had no idea it was making such a culinary comeback!

      1. Well, it is here amongst those ‘seriously interested’ in food, tho’ quite a few local cookery and ‘women”s magazines now have recipes including it and I believe one of our supermarket chains carries it. Beloved doyenne and all that 🙂 !

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