Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Seared Bok Choy

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced 

8 baby bok choy, halved lengthwise 

2 tablespoons soy sauce 

2 tablespoons soy molasses sauce, recipe follows, or oyster sauce

Soy Molasses Sauce:

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup molasses 

1 tablespoon sesame or olive oil

2 teaspoons minced garlic 

1 teaspoon ginger powder 

1 teaspoon fish sauce 

1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar 

1 teaspoon honey 

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds. Add the bok choy cut-side down and cook, continuing to stir the garlic to keep it from burning but without moving the bok choy to get a nice even sear, until the bok choy is dark brown on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the soy sauce, soy molasses or oyster sauce and a few tablespoons of water. Serve immediately or cover and hold in the skillet until ready to serve.

Soy Molasses Sauce:

  1. Combine the soy sauce, molasses, sesame oil, garlic, ginger powder, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar and honey in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Bring to a slight boil, whisking or stirring constantly. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside.