Shanghai Bok Choy with Mushrooms
Shanghai Bok Choy with Mushrooms

Shanghai Bok Choy with Mushrooms

The mushrooms used in this recipe are dried Chinese Black Mushrooms, also known as Shiitake, which make an umami counterpoint with the sweetness of the Bok Choy greens. The stock-based sauce in which both are served is seasoned very lightly and the resulting dish could just as easily be a main plate in a Chinese table service as it could a side dish for a Steak, or a Western-style Roast.


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Bok Choy with Braised Mushrooms
Bok Choy with Braised Mushrooms

This particular dish of Bok Choy with Braised Mushrooms was put together as a side dish for Flank Steak braised with Lemon Juice and Capers. It is definitely Western in concept as it uses thyme and white wine as flavorings, but it could still be used as a dish in a Chinese meal, even without substituting any of the ingredients.


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Bok Choy with Dried Scallops
Bok Choy with Dried Scallops

Bok Choy with Dried Scallops is a good illustration of how a simple basic ingredient like can turn an otherwise plain vegetable dish into something special. Bok Choy is the vegetable of choice in this recipe, but the basic idea works well with almost any other greens.

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