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Baby Bok Choy in Oyster Sauce with Fried Shallots

Baby Bok Choy with Fried Shallots and Oyster Sauce

I have been seeing a few recipes for green vegetables in oyster sauce like this one for steamed baby bok choy in oyster sauce. It looked like a simple and tasty way to enjoy green vegetables. I like to try to include green vegetables in my meals whenever I can. When I was planning my dan dan mian meal I remembered this recipe for steamed greens in oyster sauce and I thought that it would be the perfect way to add some green to the meal. Steaming is one of my favorite way to cook green vegetables and it is quick and simple. The oyster sauce worked really well on the steamed green vegetables. It was tasty but not overpowering. The sauce was salty and a touch sweet and the sesame oil added a great aroma. I served the steamed baby bok choy in oyster sauce with some fried shallots that went well with the sauce. I have heard that fried garlic is a good alternate to the fried shallots and I will have to try it. I also tried some broccolini in the oyster sauce with fried shallots and I imagine that broccoli and asparagus would also work well.

Ingredients:
* green vegetables like baby bok choy or broccolini
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
* fried shallots

Directions:
1. Steam the green vegetables until just tender.
2. Heat the oyster sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil in a small sauce pan.
3. Plate the greens, pour the oyster sauce over them and garnish with fried shallots.

Broccolini with Fried Shallots and Oyster Sauce

Similar Recipes:
Baby Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushrooms
Brussels Sprouts in Black Bean Sauce

Serve with:
Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

42 comments:

Kim said...

What a fabulous dish!!! Glad I stopped by for a visit. It all looks good.

VeggieGirl said...

Wow, that certainly DOES look like a simple and tasty way to enjoy green vegetables - yum!!

Since I'm obsessed with kale, spinach, and broccoli, I definitely get enough green vegetables each and every day; but bok choy is one that I definitely have yet to try!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I love this sort of side dish.

diva said...

that is totally how you have pak choi! good oyster sauce and some fried shallots. my mum makes the best soy sauce minced pork dish to go with it..

i so love your blog. makes me happy every time i visit.x

Peter M said...

Peter of Souvlaki From the Soul is a great cook, and a fabulous photog. He deserves lots of credit for this dish and many others.

Kevin, you have a knack for reproducing new dishes like you've made them since being a kid!

Gloria said...

So nice Kevin,.You surprise me everyday!xGloria

mark said...

Your photos are improving as quickly as your cooking.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

What a fresh and tasty looking dish! I love baby bok choy and I'm going to have to try it this way.

Indonesia-Eats said...

Kevin, try to combine oyster sauce and hoisin sauce, you will find a new taste :)

tigerfish said...

Ha, I've oyster sauce *something* up too! Yes, I prefer this cooking of veg (steam or blanch) to stir frying. And for me, I prefer fried shallots on veg to fried garlic. Fried shallots are so good on noodles soup too :)

This dish is a winner, in my eyes.

dp said...

Isn't this a wonderful, easy dish? It's comfort food for me.

How about fried garlic and shallots together? You can make it yourself and store it in a little oil. It's perfect atop noodle soups and vegetable dishes like this.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Simplicity is the key here and it proves once again that "less is more." Well done.

Proud Italian Cook said...

That broccolini has my eye, I can taste it through your photo!

Jan said...

Wow, that looks so good!
Are you on the TV over there
Kevin? Because you ought to be. Not sure if it's shown where you are but you would for sure win 'MasterChef'!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i dunno bok choy cud look so sexy! hehehe i love fried shallots on everything! yummm

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

That looks good and healthy...but actually delicious too. I love sesame oil, really adds something to a dish.

Homecooked said...

Yummy looking dish! Looks healthy and delicious! Great presentation too.

pastry studio said...

Wowie! What gorgeous food. You are a total inspiration!

Sylvia said...

Oyster sauce and broccoli ..yummy.

Steph said...

Beautiful dish, as always Kevin! Come pick up your award over at my blog!

cakewardrobe said...

I love baby bok choy. Topping it off with fried shallots is a great choice! Hey your photography is getting really good! I suggest though, maybe changing the mat? hehehe..

Christie @ fig & cherry said...

I saw this on tastespotting and I knew it was you! I recognised the plate and the mat - plus the gorgeous presentation as usual!

Deborah said...

I was going through my fridge the other day and found my bottle of oyster sauce. I was trying to think of what I could use it on - and this sounds fantastic!

Helene said...

Looks really good and yummy.

Sylvie said...

Those are some great greens you've got there!

Elle said...

Those are both beautiful dishes, Kevin!

Vicarious Foodie said...

I've tagged you for the Six-Word Memoir! If you'd like to play along, you can find the rules on my blog.

Great-looking dish, by the way!

Peter G said...

Hi Kevin...Glad you enjoyed the simplicity behind this dish...Cheers!

Kevin said...

I still had some baby bok choy and I tried it with oyster sauce and hoisin sauce with fried shallots. The oyster and hoisin sauce was nice and tasty as well.

Elly said...

Looks SO good, Kevin! I adore bok choy but I have to say that I've never made anything with it myself, only eaten it at other places.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great idea. I have all the sauce ingredients on hand. I will try this with something green soon! yum!

Kitt said...

Simply lovely. If only the farmers market would get rolling here! The Hmong vendors always have the best greens.

Cindy. Lo. said...

Simple ingredients make perfect dishes!

Chocolate shavings said...

That is one of my favourite dishes! There's just something about oyster sauce - its delicious! Were the fried shallots hard to find?

Sarah said...

Oh, wow. That looks just beautiful and delicious. I always love getting new ideas for tasty side dishes--thanks for this one!

Lina said...

these photos are beautiful & brillantly green. Yum! I always order this at dim sum.

Meghan said...

This looks fantasic! I love love love baby bok choy and this is going to be added to my list!

MARICHELLE said...

beautifully plated!!

Neen said...

Oh, now this I could get into! I've been wanting to learn to do more with bok choy, and I've got this whole bottle of oyster sauce hanging about... perfect!

Rosie said...

WOW Kevin what a fabulous dish!!!

Rosie x

Jaime said...

i love bok choy. beautiful plating. wish my hubby would eat the stuff though

Chad said...

I make this dish quite a bit, it is simply delicious. As for the "oyster sauce" I recommend Lee Kum Kee Panda Brand as the best tasting.

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