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Spicy Baby Bok Choy with Warm Ginger Dressing
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Spicy Baby Bok Choy with Warm Ginger Dressing

Crisp baby bok choy in spicy, gingery sauce makes a great side for shrimp or scallops
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: easy side dish recipes, spicy baby bok choy
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Adapted from finecooking.com


  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice from 1/2 small lime
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 pounds baby bok choy halved lengthwise


  • In a small bowl, whisk together mirin, lime juice, vinegar, and Sriracha.
  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, and a tablespoon or two of the mirin mixture. Cook for about 1 minute or until garlic begins to soften. Stir in remaining mirin mixture. Cook until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add sesame oil. Pour into small heatproof bowl and cover.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon coconut oil to skillet. Increase heat to medium-high. When oil is shimmering, add bok choy, cut side down. (Note you may need to do it in batches, depending on the size of your pan.) Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes. Flip bok choy, cover, and cook an additional 2 minutes or until crisp-tender and browned on the edges.
  • Transfer to serving dish and drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg | Net carbs: 14g