Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Recipe 10: ASIAN BOK CHOY SALAD (salads)

SOURCE:  about 9 years ago at a family reunion up in Ohio, my dads cousin, Dorothy, made this delicious salad for the pot luck.
She said she had gotten it online. She had typed in a search for "salad Recipes".  This one came up and she thought she would try it.
I have made this on several occasions since that time.

It is a healthy salad made with Bok Choy , pine nuts and green onions with a tasty oriental type dressing.
I have made this recipe on several occasions, always to rave reviews. Yes, healthy can be FO worthy.

A word about Bok Choy: This is a member of the cabbage family. It has a somewhat mild flavor. When choosing Bok Choy, make sure the stalks are white and firm and the leaves are a nice green with no spots. This will be the most flavorful. For this recipe we are using regular Bok Choy and NOT the Baby Bok Choy.
Bok Choy is available in Most supermarkets. It should be labeled Bok Choy, or Chinese Mustard Cabbage or Sometimes chinese Cabbage.  However many stores often label Napa Cabbage as chinese cabbage, which is not the same thing(Napa looks more like a head of romaine lettuce)
This is what Bok choy Looks Like.-------------------->>

First and foremost, Bok Choy tends to hold silt and dirt.
Cut off the end and rinse VERY WELL before using.
ALSO: Bok Choy is NOT tender like lettuce. Bok choy is a tougher roughage, especially the white stem part.  It is crispy, delicious and nutritious, but people are always surprised, thinkint it will be softer and more tender like a romaine or spinach.


2 medium heads of Bok Choy, Chopped
5 green onions chopped
1 cup Pine Nuts, toasted
5oz can crunchy Chow Mein Noodles

In a salad bowl toss the Bok Choy and the Green Onions. refrigerate.  Save the Pine Nuts and Chow Mein Noodles until serving time.

In a small saucepan, over medium heat:

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar.
Stir well and boil about 5 minutes until a light syrup is formed.

Remove from heat. To this add:

juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Soy Sauce

Whisk together well and refrigerate until ready to serve. This is your dressing.

At serving time, add the toasted pine nuts and Chow mein noodles to the Bok choy. Toss well so everything is evenly incorporated.

Drizzle with the dressing, tossing evenly so everything is coated well.


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