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Bok Choy with Braised Mushrooms

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I actually put this little side dish together as a side for a leg of lamb I intended to roast but when I opened up the plastic wrapper it had clearly gone off. As a last minute substitute, I ended up braising a piece of flank steak in a little broth with some lemon juice and capers.

I often pan-fry up bok choy and add some mushrooms, most commonly as part of an Asian meal, but here I have used western seasonings and, in a switch from my usual practice, I gave the mushrooms a long braise in chicken stock with garlic first. The result, much more than simply frying the mushrooms, makes them deliciously tender and meaty…  Continue reading “Bok Choy with Braised Mushrooms”

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Bok Choy with Roast Pork and Straw Mushroom

Bok Choy with Pork and  Mushroom 1

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…  Continue reading “Bok Choy with Roast Pork and Straw Mushroom”

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Shanghai Beef with Greens and Mushrooms

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I am calling today’s dish ‘Shanghai’ style Beef with Greens and Mushrooms as I am using the small Shanghai variety of Bok Choy for the greens and using a sauce blend that would be very much at home in both eastern and southern China. Rather than the more typical Chinese Black Mushrooms, I am complementing the beef with nice large white Button Mushrooms instead… Continue reading “Shanghai Beef with Greens and Mushrooms”

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Bok Choy with Dried Scallop (Conpoy)

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After featuring Chinese Dried Scallops in a recent ‘Foodstuffs’ post, I decided to use some in a very simple vegetable preparation that beautifully illustrates how this basic, yet flavorful ingredient can enhance an otherwise plain dish. Baby Bok Choy is a favorite vegetable in our household and the succulent greens really do well when treated this way… Continue reading “Bok Choy with Dried Scallop (Conpoy)”