Thursday, May 30, 2013

Steamed Red Choy (serves 2 as part of a shared meal)

fresh and tasty!
steamed red choy is excellent with
shark kebabs and garlic bread!!
I went to Exeter Farmer's Market today and the place was full of people shopping for their dinner. At least I know I was!  There was an amazing selection of fresh and organic produce; farm raised duck/chicken eggs, duck, chicken, pork, beef, rabbit, goat, cheese, honey, wine, and all sorts of vegetables and herbs.  Some vendors were selling prepared meals.  Some had flowers and potted herbs and other vegetables.  Many of the vendors present at the market were also farmers.  A great way to learn more about the food you eat is from talking to the farmers who actually grow or raise it!  Please support and buy from your local farmers!

I bought these red choy from Glenn.  He is a farmer originally from Kansas.  He has been farming here in NH for about 2 years.  He grew these organic red choy.  The leaves are red inside and green on the outside.  I have never seen these before and they were just beautiful.  Most of the bok choy that I ate in the past were white and green.  They taste similar to bok choy.  Since they are 100% organic and were just pulled from the ground make sure to wash them well in cold water.  I washed them about 4-5 times and really scrubbed the leaves and stalks well to rid them of all the sand and insect eggs.  Thank you Glenn for the tasty and fresh red choy!!

Glenn, farmer from Willow Pond Community Farm
Exeter Farmer's Market
Ingredients:

5 red choy
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste

Method:

1) Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat.  Once the pan is hot add the red choy.  Turn the heat down to medium and cover the pan.
2) Turn the red choy after about 3 minutes.  Cook about 9-10 minutes or until they are wilted.
3) Sprinkle a few pinches of salt on top once they are done cooking.

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