Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Season for Asian Greens
Our fridge is well stocked with Asian greens at the moment although the season for them is quickly coming to an end as the weather heats up.
I've grown bok choy now for that past three years and this is my best crop yet. Unlike our old garden, slugs don't seem to be much of a problem here, although I have spotted a few. In prior years, I would lose about 30 to 40 percent of my crop from slug damage alone but this year, every single one was made it to harvest unscathed.
Win-Win Choi). It's much milder than the green stem varieties and contains a lot more water but strays very crisp when sauteed. I highly recommend it.
Of course I'm also growing my usual tatsoi and Shanghai bok choy. I've probably mentioned this before but my favorite way to prepare bok choy is so saute them in some butter on high heat. I add season with soy sauce, a couple pinches of sugar and some chile paste. Delicious!