I know this might surprise you, But YES, you can grill BOK CHOY! Seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil along with some fresh ginger, grilled for a few minutes, scoops out a dish that makes you want more.
The Grilled Bok Choy With Ginger-Garlic Dressing is a simple yet delicious dish that screams quality especially paired with some of these vibrant flavors that I’m about to show you right now.
So if you haven’t yet tried out this dish, then this is probably the right time to do so.
Let’s Run Down The Ingredients
- Bok Choy: Both baby and mature versions of Bok Choy can be great. But if you can find baby Bok Choys, it’s a plus because it requires somewhat less prep.
- Garlic: With soft and silver skin along with a plump head would be ideal.
- Ginger: Look for fresh ginger.
- Sesame Oil / Toasted Sesame Oil: Regular sesame oil for brushing and toasted for the final sauce.
- Soy Sauce: Liquid aminos or tamari can also help if you want a gluten-free version.
- Sriracha Sauce:Or red chili pastes like sambal oelek will too.
- Sesame Seeds: Toasted ones, both white and black, can be used.
Things To Know About Bok Choy
What Part Of Bok Choy Can You Eat?
When it comes to Bok Choy, it is safe to eat both leaves and stems without problems; you just need to cut the bottom part off. But, No matter which part you eat, be it leaves or stem, there are zero compromises to taste. Both the leaves and stem taste equally great.
Is Bok Choy Good For Your Diet?
Bok Choy is not only delicious and crunchy, but it is also packed with Vitamins, Minerals, fiber, and other nutrients. So it can be a great and rewarding addition to any kind of your diet. It is also full of antioxidants that help promote better health too.
What’s The Difference Between Bok Choy And Baby Bok Choy?
Both Bok Choy And Baby Bok Choy are basically identical. The difference comes from the smaller leaves in the Baby Bok Choy and the earlier garnering of these tender leaves. Due to this difference, Baby Bok Choy has a little more sweet flavor than the regular Baby Bok Choy.
Apart from that, there is nothing to split these two. Both are low in calories, high in antioxidants and fiber, and packed with Vitamin A and C.
Can I Eat Bok Choy Raw?
You can eat Bok Choy Raw, but before doing so, make sure you clean it thoroughly. And don’t forget to eat the parts that you’re supposed to eat.
What’s The Best Way To Eat Bok Choy?
Bok Choy tastes great when stir-fried in sesame oil with a splash of soy sauce along with a small amount of ginger and/or garlic.
Grilled Bok Choy With Ginger-Garlic Dressing
Grilled Bok Choy is a great side dish that is both easy to prepare and delicious to eat.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes.
- Cook Time: 14 minutes.
- Total Time: 24 minutes.
- Course: Side Dish.
- Cuisine: Asian.
- Keyword: Bok Choy, Grilled.
- Servings: 4 people.
- Calories: 119 kcal.
- 4 Large head Bok Choy: cut them into half lengthwise and clean thoroughly to get rid of all the dirt and grit.
- 3 cloves of Garlic (Minced).
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil (Divided).
- 2 tablespoons of fresh, grated ginger.
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce.
- ½ teaspoon sriracha sauce.
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil.
- Toasted sesame seeds for garnish (optional).
- Heat Up the gas grill to a medium level (350°F) or (176°C).
- Take the cut side of the Bok Choy and Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil, and spread on all sides to coat. Once done, place the cut side on the grill and cover it. Cook one side for six minutes until the edge of the leaves starts to char, And the other side for another six to eight minutes until the chunkier stem is crisp-tender and slightly charred. Once everything is perfect, Arrange the serving platter and transfer the Bok Choy to it with the cut side up.
- Medium-high heat a small skillet and heat the balance tablespoon of sesame oil. Now add ginger and garlic, cook, and mix for 30 seconds till fragrant. After 30 seconds, take off from heat and toss in the soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and chili paste. Drizzle gently over the already grilled Bok Choy.
- Calories: 119 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- Protein: 2 g
- Fat: 11 g
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Sodium: 590 mg
- Vitamin A: 5030 IU
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g
- Potassium: 43 mg
- Fiber: 1 g
- Sugar: 1 g
- Vitamin C: 52 mg
- Calcium: 131 mg
- Iron: 1 mg