May 8, 2014

Bok choy soup


After a weekend of indulgence, I was happy to feed me and others this light but satisfying soup.





Recipe by Gray Apron
time: 30 minutes

 ingredients 
1 bok choy head, shredded
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dry thyme
1 small can crushed tomatoes
1 Parmesan rim (about 1 oz/28 g)
4 cups (1 l) vegetable stalk (or water with 2 teaspoons salt), boiling
salt, pepper to taste

 instructions 
In a large pot, heat oil on medium/high. Add onion, carrots, celerythyme and sauté for 5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and Parmesan rim, sauté for 2 minutes. Add bok choy, sauté for 5 minutes. Pour in boiling liquid. Lower the heat. Simmer for 15 minutes with a lid ajar. Adjust seasoning and serve.

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  • I've never cooked bok choy before, but the vegetable looked so good in the store, I saw soup in the making right away;
  • the Spring, local growth it less wrinkled and more green than what I saw in the Winter;
  • bok choy is much milder in taste than cabbage;
  • I originally prepared 8 cups of the stalk, but I used only half; I like my soups thick.

20 comments:

  1. A scrumptious and comforting soup. Bok choy is so delicious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Love bok choy! The soup looks very tasty.

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  3. Ela, I adore bok choy but don't eat it as much as should--this soup looks like such a perfect way to cook it!

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  4. I love all kinds of soup and I love bok choy. I could eat this all year round.

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  5. It's quite cold here tonight (1am) and a bowl of this delicious hot soup would be quite wonderful.

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  6. I love bok choy! This soup looks delicious - so light yet with a piece of crusty bread it would make a perfect meal in my book!

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    1. That's sounds really good, Ashley. :)

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  7. So comforting! I'd like some French bread with that, please!

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  8. After a weekend of indulgence, sometimes the simplest is the best!

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  9. I love bok choy and it sounds wonderful in this soup! Looks delicious!

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  10. Delicious tasty comfort food. Love Bok Choy :D

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  11. You created a beautiful soup! I love bok choy but never thought about soup. Brilliant! I love that we can be so far away but connect this way. I adore hearing about your life in Poland and wish I could be so well traveled. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. :))) Thanks, Tricia. Very nice meeting you too!

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  12. Hi Ela, Bok choy is one of my favorites and when I think about I only prepare it one way. Love what you did here. Sounds delicious!

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  13. The last time I had bok choy it was in soup. Loved it. A delicious and healthy recipe for soup on a chilly day.

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  14. earthy and heart warming recipe.....
    loving it with chicken feet and chopped pork belly!!!

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  15. we have mostly used bok choy for stir-fry but your soup idea sounds great!

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  16. i think we call this as batchoy

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