Which Herbs For Bok Choy? Several possibilities

Bok Choy

Bok choy is a long-leafed open Chinese cabbage. This cabbage is available in stores all year round. Pak choi is grown in greenhouses in the Netherlands and abroad. Pak choi can be seasoned in different ways.

Which Herbs For Bok Choy? 

bok choy
  • Garlic 
  • Ginger 
  • Coriander 
  • Coin 
  • soy sauce Manis 
  • Basil 
  • Pepper and salt 

The amounts described in this blog are tablespoons and teaspoons that have been leveled and for 2 people.

Do you want to know more about how to prepare pak choi? Then read our blog ‘ How to Prepare Paksoy?

Bok Choy Stewing Herbs

It’s not just spices that make the flavor. Spices and other seasonings are also part of this: 

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 bush bok choy
  • 1 garlic clove or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Pepper and salt

Fry the pak choi in 1 tablespoon of oil. Do this for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and fry it some more. Then the lemon juice and sugar go in. Stir this well into the pak choi. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to your liking and the dish is ready!

Put the lid on the pan and let it stew in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn the heat to low so that the pak choi is just simmering. Enjoy your meal.

If certain herbs or seasonings are not available, this is not a disaster. Stewing could only be done with salt and pepper. If you have not used lemon juice, you also do not use sugar because sugar is used as a counterpart to the lemon juice. If you don’t have garlic, you can just omit it.

Paksoy Woks And Herbs

Not only herbs and spices make the taste, but also other seasonings:

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cm grated ginger
  • 2 tsp dried basil or a good handful of fresh basil
  • Pepper and salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Make a sauce of soy sauce, ginger, crushed garlic 1 to 2 cloves, and the dried basil (If you are using fresh basil, add this at the end of the stir-fry, otherwise it will lose its flavour). So don’t add fresh basil to the sauce.

Wok the white of the pak choi in oil in the wok pan for about 2 minutes. Then the leaves of the bok choy can be added and you let them shrink. Stir well.

Add the sauce of herbs and seasonings and stir well again. Now wok everything for about 3 minutes. If you’re using fresh basil, you can add that at the end. Wok for another minute and you can serve the pak choi.

If you don’t have certain herbs, such as ginger, you can safely leave this out. This is also the case with Basil. It will be a different dish but just as tasty. If you don’t have soy sauce, you can use Ketjap manis. The pak choi will be a bit sweeter, but taste just as good. Only salt and pepper is also fine for stir-frying.

Bok choy Baking and Herbs

  • Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed (or 1 if you think this is enough)
  • 1 tbsp Mint chopped small
  • 1 full tbsp coriander chopped or 1 tsp dried
  • Pepper and salt

Fry the garlic in some oil in a frying pan. Add the pak choi, 1 bush finely chopped. Add the dried coriander after the pak choi has wilted. Let this cook for 3 minutes. Add the salt and pepper and also add the fresh herbs (mint and coriander) to the pan, if you have not used dried herbs. Bake this for 1 minute. No longer because then the fresh herbs will lose taste.

If you don’t have one of the herbs, this is not a disaster. Then don’t! Even just garlic or coriander tastes fine. Only mint gives just too little taste, but with salt and pepper this is fine again! Experiment, I’d say! Lots of fun. 

Bok Choy In The Oven With Herbs

It’s not just spices that make the flavor. Spices and other seasonings can make bok choy taste delicious.

  • Pinch Pepper and salt
  • 2 tsp Kolos grated
  • 1 tsp Sambal
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce Manis
  • Satay sauce as desired
  • Mashed potatoes

Put the pak choi in thin strips in a frying pan and fry them. Stir the pak choi until all moisture is gone. You can now add salt, pepper and sambal to the pak choi. Stir this well.

Put the pak choi in an oven dish, pour satay sauce over it. Now a layer of mashed potatoes could go on top. Sprinkle some grated coconut over the mashed potatoes. Leave this in the oven until the mashed potatoes are nicely colored.

If you don’t have Ketjap Manis, you can use soy sauce. Or nothing. You can leave out the coconut grater if you don’t have it at home. It becomes a different dish without satay sauce, but is also delicious with mashed potatoes. Enough variety! Enjoy your meal! 

Bok Choy Cooking And Herbs

  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • Pinch Pepper and salt
  • Broth powder according to packaging

Cook the pak choi, in strips, in garden herb stock. After about 7 minutes of cooking, the pak choi is cooked. Drain in the colander and let the pak choi drain well. Add some garlic powder and onion powder and stir the spices well.

Another way to cook and season bok choy is:

  • chives
  • Pepper and salt

Boil pak choi in water with some salt. It is cooked after 7 minutes of cooking. Drain the pak choi and sprinkle some chives and pepper over it. Stir this well. Enjoy your meal!

If you do not have certain herbs at home, you can simply omit them. It just gets very bland without salt. Salt is always good in any dish. You can omit onion powder or garlic powder if you don’t have it at home or don’t like it.

Abbas Jahangir

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