I find Bok Choy a very interesting and versatile vegetable. It is related to the cabbage and turnip. The bulb has the same spiciness as the turnip, but milder. It is rich in vitamin C and A, and a good source of fibre and folic acid. It also offers calcium and has more beta-carotene than other cabbages.
I think it’s great in soups, just chop some up and put it in your soup! It’s so tender it will cook just with the heat of your soup. If you steam it, beware! It will be ready in seconds. Don’t overcook it, there’s nothing worse than limp Bok Choy!
If you have never eaten Bok Choy, maybe this will tempt you to try it! Here is a fast, easy and delicious way to tempt you!
GARLIC SHRIMP WITH BABY BOK CHOY
4 – 6 Baby Bok Choy, cut into pieces
12 Raw Shrimp
Garlic, raw fresh, as much as you like
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1\2 cup or so of Chicken or Veg stock
Sea Salt, to taste
In a skillet, on med, add Olive Oil, Garlic and Chilies. Saute for a couple of min, not to burn the Garlic then add the Shrimp and stir.
Cook Shrimp for about 2 min on each side.
Lay the chopped, Bok Choy on top, cover and steam for a min or so, untill soft. Remove lid and stir together. Add Stock, and Salt to taste. Stir and continue to cook for a couple of min. Remove from heat.
It is now ready to serve with Rice or Pasta (gluten-free or otherwise) OR serve all on its own!