Hello all! You guys are part of an assignment for my current course. You see, each class at Hawthorn comes with a recipe of the course. We are often asked to prepare the recipe, write about our experiences, as an assignment, and share it with someone else…THAT’S YOU! First, I’ll give you the ingredients and instructions, then you’ll find my assignment, which includes my experiences preparing this dish.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
Prep time: 5-10 minutes Cook time: 2 minutes Total: 12 minutes
I began this activity with a trip to the local grocery store to purchase ingredients, since I only had garlic, maple syrup and ginger. The recipe called for four to six heads of baby bok choy, which was not available at the store, so I purchased one head of regular bok choy instead (Katz, 2008). I was concerned about finding the remaining ingredients and was unable to find brown rice vinegar, so I replaced it with regular rice vinegar. The remaining ingredients were easily obtained in the Asian food section.
After returning home, I reread the recipe, organized the ingredients, then washed and chopped the vegetables. While preparing the ingredients, I began heating the wok on high heat. The recipe advises to have all ingredients ready, since the recipe comes together in a matter of minutes. Once everything was ready, I moved all ingredients next to the stove, and began. After adding the sesame oil into the wok, the vegetables and sauce cooked in approximately 2 minutes. The recipe took 10 minutes from start to finish, including the vegetable preparation.
While I have eaten bok choy in restaurants, this was the first time I cooked it in my home. I am not familiar with bok choy, and was apprehensive about preparing this dish. However, the entire recipe came together very easily. Chopping the vegetables was the most difficult part. This recipe was delightful, and packed with flavor. The stems reminded me of celery, while the leaves were reminiscent of kale or collard greens. I will be sharing this recipe, the ingredients, instructions and my experiences on my blog. I thoroughly enjoyed the recipe and am hopeful my blog followers will enjoy it as well.