Garlicky Ginger Joi Choi

Garlicky Ginger Joi Choi

Adapted from Barefeet in the Kitchen 

  • 1 joi choi
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light flavored olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and then minced
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • course sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  1. Trim the very end off of the joi choi and then gently separate the leaves from the center. Leave the little baby bok choy intact in the center. (The little center pieces were perfectly tender – we loved them.) Rinse clean under cold running water. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a COLD frying pan, add the olive oil, the garlic and the ginger. Then turn on the heat to medium. When the pan is fragrant, add the joi choi and toss very well to coat each and every leaf with the garlic and ginger oil. Increase heat to medium high and continue tossing (fast!) for about 15 seconds. Add the water and cover for 1 minute. Season with salt and drizzle a bit of sesame oil on top.