Cooking pak choi (also known as Chinese cabbage or bok choy) is common in Asian cuisine. There are many ways to cook pak choi, including boiling, steaming, stir-frying, and roasting. No matter which method you choose, we have cooking times (and temperature of course) for you! Translation in French: chou chinois, bok choi.
How do I cook pak choi?
- Preparing pak choi
- Cooking pak choi in a pot (in water)
- Cooking garlic pak choi
- Cooking pak choi with a steamer
- Cooking stir-fried pak choi
- Cooking pak choi in an oven (roasted)
What to pair pak choi with?
Pak choi goes well with peanut butter and cream cheese, but also mushrooms, onions and bell peppers.
You can also serve pak choi as a side dish alongside poultry (chicken, duck) or a pork roast.
Preparing pak choi
Here are simple steps to prepare pak choi:
Rinse the pak choi, then cut off the bottom inch of the pak choi stalks. You can use a sharp knife or kitchen scissors. Depending on the recipe, you may want to chop the pak choi into bite-sized pieces or slice it into thin ribbons.
If you’re using the leaves and stalks of the pak choi, you may want to remove the tough, white rib that runs down the center of the leaves. Simply make a shallow cut down the center of each leaf and pull out the rib.
Give the pak choi one final rinse under running water
Cooking pak choi in a pot
Cooking pak choi in a pot. Boiling pak choi is a simple method that requires just a few minutes of cooking time:
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the pak choi leaves.
2. Let them cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they are tender.
3. Remove the pak choi from the water and drain well before serving.
Cooking garlic pak choi
Cooking garlic pak choi. One of my favorite recipes!
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add thehalved pak choi. Blanch for 1 minute.
2. In a saucepan, add crushed garlic (3 cloves) with oil. Add oyster sauce, water, sugar, pepper and sesame oil.
3. Add the sauce to the blanched bok choy! Delicious!
Cooking pak choi with a steamer
Cooking pak choi with a steamer. Steaming is another easy and healthy way to cook pak choi.
1. Simply place the pak choi in a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water
2. Steam for 3-4 minutes, or until it is tender.
Stir-frying pak choi
Stir-frying pak choi is another popular method that allows you to quickly cook it with other ingredients in a wok or frying pan. To stir-fry pak choi:
1. Heat some oil in a pan and add the pak choi.
2. Stir-fry it for 2-3 minutes, or until it is tender.
Cooking pak choi in an oven
Cooking pak choi in an oven. Roasting is a great way to cook pak choi. This method is perfect for adding a slightly charred and caramelized flavor to the vegetable. To roast pak choi:
1. Preheat the oven at 400°F (220°C)
2. Place the chopped leaves and stalks on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a little oil and season with salt and pepper.
3. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges are slightly charred and the Pak choi is tender.
Pak choi is high in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium. Pak choi is also a good source of fiber and low in calories, making it a nutritious choice for a variety of dishes.