Last updated on December 2nd, 2011
Bok Choy with Garlic, Ginger & Soba Noodles
Ingredients for 4 generous servings:
1 medium-size head of Bok Choy
1 red bell pepper, cut into a match-stick size dice
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 Tbs pureed ginger*
1 Tbs soy sauce
6 oz. Organic Soba Noodles*
Tiny pinch Chili Flakes* (optional)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
*Available in the Asian section of your supermarket
Preliminaries — boil Soba noddles for exactly 3 minutes; drain, and set aside. Preheat olive oil in non-stick skillet until almost smoking.
Sauteing — use a wooden spoon to keep food moving as it cooks. First, pour sliced white stalks and diced bell pepper into the very hot skillet; saute for 2 minutes. Next, add garlic; saute for 1 minute. Then add greens, ginger, soy sauce and 6 drops of sesame oil; cook for 30 seconds, or until leaves wilt.
Finally, stir in Soba noodles and — if you are using them — the pinch of red chili flakes. Cook for 30 seconds.
Serve at once.
To my mind, the perfect dessert to follow this one-skillet wonder is Apple Crepes Flambe.