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Shiitake Sesame Bok Choy

Shiitake sesame bok choy is a quick and easy side dish that is versatile and can be paired with anything from grilled fish to ramen. This particular version brings together two vegetables, bok choy and shiitake mushrooms, that are truly a match made in heaven. The very simple sauce of sesame oil, green onions, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce meshes perfectly with the vegetables and sesame seeds to create a delicious umami side dish that is both healthy and lip-smacking. 

Ingredients:

4 small baby bok choy, halved

1 Tbsp. sesame oil

8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, sliced

5 green onions, sliced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 inch knob ginger, minced

1 Tbsp. soy sauce

2 tsp. sesame seeds

Salt and pepper

Heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Place the bok choy in the skillet and cook until brown on one side (about 2 minutes). Turn over gently and cook until the other side is browned (2 more minutes). Turn the heat down to medium low, cover and cook for 2-3 more minutes until the bok choy is tender. Set the bok choy aside on a plate.

Add the shiitake mushrooms, garlic, ginger, and green onions to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender. Add soy sauce and cook for 30 more seconds. Place the mushroom mixture on top of the bok choy. Season with salt and pepper and top with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

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