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Garlic-Ginger Bok Choy Sauté

Garlic-Ginger Bok Choy Sauté

by Pam on June 10, 2013

I’ve always wanted to try bok choy so I finally decided to pick some up. I found a easy & healthy recipe by Robin Miller[1] that looked perfected. It was quick and simple to make and tasted fantastic! I really loved the garlic, ginger, and soy combination. This bok choy paired perfectly with the salmon and rice I served for dinner.

Cut the baby bok choy in half lengthwise. Cut out the core in the bottom of the cabbage. Remove each stalk then cut them each in half lengthwise.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds; add the bok choy and soy sauce then stir until evenly coated then sauté for 3-4 minutes or until greens are wilted and the stalks are crisp-tender. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed.



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Garlic-Ginger Bok Choy Sauté




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 head of baby bok choy, cut in half lengthwise, core removed
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
1 tbsp soy sauce
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Cut the baby bok choy in half lengthwise. Cut out the core in the bottom of the cabbage. Remove each stalk then cut them each in half lengthwise.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds; add the bok choy and soy sauce then stir until evenly coated then sauté for 3-4 minutes or until greens are wilted and the stalks are crisp-tender. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Robin Miller on Food Network

References

  1. ^ Robin Miller (www.foodnetwork.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Spring Stir Fried Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots

Spring vegetables and chicken breast strips sauteed with fresh ginger, lime juice, and a touch of soy sauce for a quick weeknight meal.

I love making stir fries for dinner, what’s better than throwing veggies and protein into a wok and having dinner ready in minutes.

Honestly, when I make a stir fry, I usually use whatever vegetables I have on hand (great way to clean out the refrigerator). You can serve it as is or over brown rice, quinoa, noodles, whatever! I love the crunch of the sugar snap peas with the chicken, and my daughter loves crunching on them raw while I’m cooking.

This is super quick, so if you plan on making a starch with this, start that first. I finally got around to using Jaden’s rice bran oil[1] which is made from the
outer layer of the rice kernel where all of the nutrients are found, is high in antioxidants and is perfectly suited for high-heat wok cooking. Of course, you can use another oil that has a high smoke point such as sesame, canola, or grape seed.

This is under 200 calories, Weight Watchers friendly at 5 points, gluten-free, low-carb, clean and can easily be adapted for Paleo.

Paleo note: For those of you who are on a Paleo diet, replace the cornstarch with arrowroot, rice oil with coconut oil and the soy sauce with coconut liquid aminos.

Spring Stir Fried Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 4 • Size: just under 1 cup • Old Points: 4 • Weight Watcher Points+: 5 pt
Calories: 179 • Fat: 5.6 g • Carb: 7 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 27 g • Sugar: 1.5 g
Sodium: 238 mg • Cholest: 0 mg

Ingredients:

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (or Braggs Liquid Aminos or Tamari for GF)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

For the Stir Fry:

  • 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast, sliced thin
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp rice bran oil[2], or canola
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced diagonally
  • scallions for garnish

Directions:

Combine soy sauce, lime juice, water and cornstarch in a small bowl, mix together and set aside.

Season chicken lightly with salt. Heat a large wok over high heat. When the wok is very hot, add half of the oil, then add the chicken. Stir fry, stirring occasionally until the chicken is cooked through and browned, about 3-4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove the chicken and set aside. Reduce heat to medium.

Add the remaining oil to the wok; add the garlic and ginger, stir for 20 seconds. Add the sugar snap peas and carrots, stirring over medium high heat until tender crisp, about 3-4 minutes.

Return the chicken to the wok, add the soy sauce-lime mixture, mix well and cook another 30 seconds to one minute. Serve immediately and top with fresh scallions.

References

  1. ^ Jaden’s rice bran oil (www.amazon.com)
  2. ^ rice bran oil (www.amazon.com)

Easy Grilled Fish Fillet in Foil Packets

This super easy method for grilling fish is pretty foolproof, and you
can use any fresh fish that’s available to you in your area. It’s almost 90 degrees today, which means I’m grilling tonight. In fact I use my outdoor grill just about every night in the summer to make quick, easy, healthy dinners.

Living on the east coast, I love to take full advantage of the fresh caught local fish available to me here on Long Island. Nothing is quite better than eating fish that came out of the ocean the same day! My local fishmonger suggested the Long Island porgy that was caught early that morning – delish! I asked him to fillet it for me, and I kept the skin on, just my personal 
preference. Oh, the possibilities are endless when making fish in foil, you can add any fresh herbs you like,
wine, garlic, shallots, whatever you like! I also do this in a 400 degree oven in the Fall and winter months.

When I do this outside on the gas grill, I cook the foil on indirect heat, which basically means I heat up one side of the grill with the cover closed so it gets good and hot, and keep the burners off on the other side. You can also do this with a charcoal grill with a cover, by leaving the coals on one side. The fish goes on the indirect side of the grill so that it cooks from the steam created in the foil. In about 10 minutes, the fish cooked to perfection. My whole family enjoys this, even my three year old.

Grilled Fish Fillet in Foil Packets
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 4  • Size: 1 fish packet  • Old Points: 4 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 5 pt
Calories: 194 • Fat: 8 g • Carb: 3 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 27 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 61 mg (without salt) • Cholest: 73 mg

Ingredients:

  • 4 porgy fillets, about 5 oz each
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper, to taste
  • 4 sprigs fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary, oregano)
  • 1 lemon, sliced thin
  • 4 large pieces heavy duty aluminum foil, about 18 to 20 inches long

Directions:

Place the fish in the center of the foil, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Place a slice of lemon on top of each piece of fish, then a sprig of herbs on each. Fold up the edges so that it’s completely sealed and no steam will escape, creating a loose tent.

Heat half of the grill (on one side) on high heat with the cover closed. When the grill is hot, place the foil packets on the side of the grill with the burners off (indirect heat) and close the grill. Depending on the thickness of your fish, cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and cooked through. My porgy fillets took about 12 minutes.