This steamed pak choi recipe is guaranteed on of your new favourite side dishes. And the best part, it is literally ready to serve in just 10 minutes. Crisp, fresh pak choi with garlic soy sauce makes this an easy vegetarian side dish for all kind of chicken, beef or fish recipes.
It doesn’t always has to be difficult or fancy. Sometimes the simple thigs are the best things, right?
All you need is a bamboo steamer, garlic, soy sauce and some chili flakes.
What is this pak choi?
Pak choi or pok choi is some kind of asian cabbage. The Asian cabbage is particularly suitable for salads, for blanching or for brief searing in the wok. It has a mild cabbage taste. Its stems are crunchy, its leaves are delicate with a slightly bitter note.
How to cook pak choi?
The vegetables are just as sensitive to heat as spinach and should therefore only be steamed or fried for a short time.
Before preparing, remove the outer leaves around the head of the Pak Choi. Then the stump is cut off and the pak choi is rinsed thoroughly under running water. Now the individual leaves can either be dried in a salad spinner or dipped dry by hand with kitchen paper. Then separate leaves and stems from each other, cut both into small pieces or strips and preparation can begin.
If you want to serve pak choi as a side dish, simply blanch the cabbage briefly. To do this, put the finely chopped pak choi in a saucepan with boiling water. Ideally, the pieces are blanched in a bamboo steamer, which makes it easier to remove them from the bubbling water. If this is not at hand, you can pour the vegetables into the water and skim off later with a trowel. The stems or leaf ribs must be blanched for about five minutes, the leaves, however, only about two minutes.
Like I already told you, this is really a super delicious side, which goes perfectly to many dishes.
- To keep it low carb, just add some fish or meat next to it. You should try our salmon with pak choi. Here you can also put the pak choi in the oven.
- Serve it with your favorite meat and a bowl of rice
- Or make a stir fry, with some onions and other favorite vegetables.
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Steamed Pak Choi
- 4 pcs Pak Choi
- 2 pcs Garlic Cloves
- 4 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 1 tsp Chili Flakes crushed
- Bring a large saucepan of water to boil. The bamboo steamer should fit comfortably on the pan
- In a small bowl, mix garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili flakes
- Cut the pak choi in halves and sear the pak choi with the sauce
- Place the pak choi in the bamboo steamer and cover it with the bamboo lid
- Steam the pak choi for about 3-5 minutes until it is wilted and tender
- Distribute the pak choi onto serving plates and drizzle the rest of the sauce over it
- Enjoy your BeastFeast!