Bacon Bok Choy
A side dish I made, and a big hit with my family. I'm sure you will love it
Primal Discovery: Dinner with the Bears
Jenna Bear's Bacon Bok Choy
1/2 pound of your favorite bacon--this time I used peppered, but applewood is great, too
5-6 heads of baby bok choy (or 2-3 heads mature bok choy)
First, chop your bacon into pieces, then put them into a medium-large pan
Then leave that alone to cook for a bit and tend to your choy
Make sure your choy is nice and clean
Slice your choy lengthwise into halves or fourths (depending on size)
When you're finished prepping the greens, your bacon should be close to being done. You may have to wait for it, though.
Cook until it's crispy. If you'd like your bacon extra crisp, cook it much longer as the bok choy adds some moisture to the pan once you cook it. Or, you could take the bacon out of the pan, leaving the bacon fat, and add the bacon in once you are finished cooking the bok choy
When your bacon is at your desired crispness, add your choy!
It takes up a lot of space, but no worries, it will cook down.
You can cover the pan to speed up the wilting
The bok choy will cook fairly quickly, it only needs a few minutes. Keep an eye on it. But remember, bok choy is still very good when it has some crisp to it
And that's it! It's so simple, but cooking the bok choy in the bacon fat makes all the difference; it really soaks up the bacon flavor. The combined flavors of bok choy and bacon are truly a delicious delight.
I hope you guys enjoy it!!
Thanks Jenna for posting! It looks delicious, going to give it a whirl. Never thought of the two as a combination even though i like the two individually. Go figure?? lol
I discovered bacon and bok choy and posted about it on my blog. It's truly an amazing flavour combination. Nice with a bit of garlic too!