Bok choy's mellow flavor goes beautifully with earthy shiitake mushrooms in this quick stir-fry. Be sure to use toasted rather than plain sesame oil--it has a superior nutty flavor. For a little heat, add a pinch of crushed red pepper.
bok choy, trimmed and thinly sliced
sliced shiitake mushroom caps, (9 ounces with stems)
oyster-flavored or oyster sauce, (see Note)
toasted sesame oil
toasted sesame seeds, (see Tip)
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not browned, 30 seconds. Add bok choy
and mushrooms; cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Continue cooking, stirring often, until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes more. Stir in oyster sauce, sesame oil and salt. Garnish with sesame seeds.
Note: Oyster sauce is a richly flavored condiment made from oysters and brine
. Vegetarian oyster sauces substitute mushrooms for the oysters. Both can be found in large supermarkets or at Asian specialty markets.
Tip: To toast sesame seeds
: Cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
Calories 132, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 4 g, Sodium 602 mg, Carbohydrate 10 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 7 g, Potassium 1046 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 170%, Vitamin C 90%, Calcium 20%. Exchanges: Vegetable 2,Fat 2.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet