Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Steamed Bok Choy in Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce

Sign up for a Chinese Cooking classes and at some point you're likely to find yourself happily shredding leaves and chopping up the stalks of a bok choy plant. It is cultivated in China since ancient times, bok choy is found in soups and stir-fries, appetizers and main dishes. Bok choy is one of the popular leafy-vegetables very low in calories; it is very rich source of many vital vitamins, minerals and health-benefiting anti-oxidants. 100 g of bok choy provides just 13 calories. It is one of the recommended vegetable in the zero calorie or negative calorie category of foods which when eaten would add no extra weight to the body but in-turn facilitate calorie burns and reduction of weight. Let's get cooking  :)

Adapted from Kia Asia
Serves:      2
Preparation time 25 minutes


Bok Choy:                       200 grams
Butter:                              1 tablespoon
Garlic:                              1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Corn flour:                        25 grams
Salt to taste
White Pepper:                  1 teaspoon
Lemon Juice:                    2 tablespoon
Flakes of garlic fried golden for garnish


1) Blanch the Bok Choy.
2) Heat some butter, saute garlic . Dilute the corn flour in water and add.
3) Keep stirring to make a sauce of thick consistency. Add more water if required.
4) Season it with salt and pepper.
5) Add fresh lemon juice and mix well.
6) Arrange the bok choy on a serving plate. Spoon the sauce over it.
7) Garnish it with golden fried garlic  flakes and serve hot.


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