Saturday, January 19, 2013

Baby Bok Choy with Minced Chicken


I made this for a potluck dinner the other day.  I just want to show you a picture of how I plated the baby bok choy.  In the middle, I stir-fried some minced chicken with chopped fresh shiitake mushrooms and garnished with chopped scallion and crispy fried shallots.  You can also make it vegetarian by omitting the ground chicken and use an assortment of mushrooms.

You can serve this during a Chinese New Year dinner.  I think it's beautiful!

* I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover*





Par-boil the baby bok choy (wshed and cut in half) in boiling salted water with a little oil.  Arrange it nicely on a round plate.  Then, saute some ground chicken (or ground meat of your choice, or omit it for vegetarian version) in a little oil until no longer pink.  Add mushrooms and saute until mushrooms are fragrant.  Season with oyster sauce (vegetarian oyster sauce for vegetarian) and a little water for sauce.  You can thicken it with cornstarch/potato starch mixture or by evaporation, it's up to you.  Pour the sauce on top and in the middle of the plated baby bok choy.  Garnish with chopped scallion and crispy fried shallots.

10 comments:

Natalie said...

Love bok choy! Probably my fave of the leafy greens! Nice recipe!

YummyFoodBook said...

Hi,

The dish looks very delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe and i can try this out for chinese new year dish!

Cheers,
Dariel

Corinne Jansz said...

Hi,
Beautiful presentation! The Bok Choy looks really fresh, can almost myself taking a bite, Yummy ...

Corinne Jansz said...

Hi,
Beautiful presentation. Can almost feel myself taking a bite of this crunchy bok choy! Yummy!

daphne said...

It's a work of art! So much prettier than my normal "Throw it all on the plate"! Perfect for CNY!

tigerfish said...

I was just about to say " yes, it is very Chinese New Year". Gorgeous!

Amy said...

This is beautiful yet a simple dish to make. I love the way you arrange the vegetables, so pretty. :) Yes, it's perfect for the CNY celebrations too.

Juliana said...

Looks beautiful your bok chou with chicken...I love how you assemble the dish....and yes perfect for the Chinese New Year.
Have a great week Ching!

noobcook said...

This is a well-balanced dish and I love how you arrange it like a flower. 花开富贵!

Esther@thefussfreechef said...

Lovely plating indeed :) i must take ote of this so that i can try the next time i cook thisnrecipe, thanks for the idea :)