Savory Baby Bok Choy Recipe -
Savory Baby Bok Choy  Recipe
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Savory Baby Bok Choy

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"Baby bok choy is halved and caramelized in a sauce reduced from chicken stock, white wine, and garlic. Impressive for a dinner party, easy for a family dinner."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the garlic and bay leaf until the garlic is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock and white wine, and increase heat to a full boil. Cook the sauce, stirring often, until reduced to 1 cup, about 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Lay the bok choy halves, cut sides down, into the sauce, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Serve with sauce spooned over bok choy.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 26, 2012

I'm afraid I didn't time things very well when preparing dinner to allow enough time for the stock and wine to reduce sufficiently before the fish I was preparing was done. No matter - this was delicious in spite of it, so I can't even imagine how much better it would have been had that reduction been prepared as it was meant to be. I did skip the bay leaf and I would the next time I prepare this as well - the right way.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 25, 2011

my family didnt like it very much at all

May 15, 2012

5 stars. Yummy I used bok choy from the farmers market homemade stock with no salt and reisleing for the wine. It was fantastic. This recipe will be as good as the ingredients you use.

Feb 03, 2013

The bay leaf and smashed garlic clove really infuse great flavor into the broth. Do take the time to cook it down because you will have a rich sauce if you do. I did thicken the sauce just a little with a cornstarch slurry. Thoroughly enjoyed this, and it was a nice side dish to an Asian-themed dinner today.

Feb 06, 2012

I didn't have bay leaf and it still tasted great.

Jan 15, 2014

Made this for boyfriend (not a huge veggie eater and picky) and he loved one of his fav dishes. A def hit! Thinking though of using a slight bit of thickening agent and using the sauce as a stir fry sauce...any thoughts?

Nov 23, 2012

Didn't have time to reduce broth but was still delicious. Drizzled Hoisin Sauce overtop before serving. Will definitely make it again!

Sep 06, 2014

Very bitter. I followed the instructions and used quality ingredients, and it turned out just like the photos. The bok choy was tender, but it just tasted bitter.


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  • Calories
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 481 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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