Packed with vitamins and minerals such as folate and calcium, Asian greens are a powerhouse of nutrition. From crunchy bok choy to leaf choy sum, Asian greens are at their best right now, so there’s never been a better time to add them to your favourite Asian recipes. Watch this video on how to prepare Asian greens, then create five delicious dinners.
If you and your family are experimenting with Asian greens, then pak choy is a great place to start. Slightly darker than bok choy, its slightly peppery flavour works a treat in stir-fries, soups and simple steamed dishes. Try this quick and easy recipe for chilli garlic prawns with pak choy.
For a Cantonese recipe that’s brimming with wholesome vegetables, whip up this stir-fried squid with snow peas and Chinese celery. You’ll find Chinese celery at Asian grocery stores, or substitute with regular celery, cut into matchsticks.
The most accessible of the Asian greens in Australia, bok choy can be found in most supermarkets, with a family-friendly mild flavour and pleasing crunch. Buy baby bok choy to stir-fry with chicken and green curry.
One of the most popular ways to serve Asian greens is simply steamed or boiled, then slathered in oyster sauce. Try dark green leafy vegetables such as gai lan or choy sum in this five-minute recipe for Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce.
Your classic lamb and two veg dinner gets an Asian makeover with this tempting recipe for char siu lamb cutlets with baby Asian greens.
At the first sight of an autumn cold, make this ginger chicken with gai choy recipe, with revitalising ginger, garlic and leafy gai choy.
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