Pak Choi with Garlic and Ginger

pak choi (4)I would like to tell you that I am up all night concocting new recipes and then spending all day perfecting them but I can't because most of the time my recipes are based on looking at what I have hanging about and throwing it together. That's how this recipe for pak choi, or bok choy, started well, sort of...I always thought pak choi seemed expensive so I bought a packet of seeds over to France this year. It has got to be the easiest thing to grow as I just put the seeds in and left it. pak choi (6) This is the second pak choi I picked for this recipe. The first one I left in the sink to rinse and then popped outside. When I came back in all that was left of it was a few smears of mud on the floor and a couple of bits of leafy evidence. Yes, my counter-surfing Weimarnutters love it, along with everything else. It has such a lovely crisp texture that I didn't just want to stir-fry it  to serve with my Crispy Duck with Five Spice and Honey. I always keep a big lump of ginger and lots of garlic to hand and I also had mushrooms sitting in the fridge. Start by slicing a couple of cloves of garlic and cutting the ginger into fine strips. pak choi Wash and quarter the pak-choi. pak choi (3) Heat a frying pan with a small amount of oil and add the mushrooms, garlic and ginger. Fry until golden. pak choi (9)  Brush the pak choi with oil and heat a griddle pan. Add the pak choi for a few minutes and then turn. Arrange on a serving platter and drop the mushrooms on top. Drizzle sesame oil over the dish and serve. pak choi (4) Serving the pak choi this way you still get the crunch with the char-grilled taste.  Has anyone got any other ideas for pak choi?
Pak Choi with Garlic and Ginger
Serves 4
Griddled pak choi with garlic, ginger and mushrooms
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large pak choi
  2. 1 inch piece of ginger, cut into fine matchsticks
  3. 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  4. 8 mushrooms, sliced
  5. sesame oil to drizzle
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the mushrooms with the garlic and ginger for a few minutes until coloured.
  2. Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the stem end of the pak choi in oil and place on a pre-heated griddle pan.
  3. After a couple of minutes turn the pak choi.
  4. Serve the pak choi on a platter and sprinkle the mushrooms over.
  5. Drizzle with sesame oil.
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