Questions Comments or Queries
Subscribe
Enchiladas Yolanda! »
Tuesday
Feb242015

Braised Bok Choy & Chicken Dirty Mayor Style

I cook everyday. I threw this together yesterday so my wife had a grab & go option for lunch for the week. Turned out pretty well and worth a share. 

Dirty Mayor is a hard cider from the good people at Citizen Cider in Burlington VT. I'm not a fan of this cider with it's ginger notes. I am a huge fan of every other cider. Their flagship Unified Press is my fav. I had a nice gift of a sampler pack and opted out of drinking the Dirty Mayor. The well balanced beverage made a perfect cooking medium. 

Apologies for lack of photos, again this wasn't a plan.

Let's see how this went down in Agakitchen. Best as I can remember since I took no notes and made no plans to post. You will need a batch of this as well

 

  • 2 carrots, sliced. I went for an elongated oblique cut.
  • 2 celery stalks, peeled and sliced on bias
  • 1/2 onion sliced on bias
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

Sweat the veggies in a heavy pot until tender. I have gone back to using my Le Crueset after a brief stint of thinking all was possible in a roasting pan (it is). I used coconut oil, use what you want

 

  • Wash and slice one head of bok choy, add to mire poix (veggies)
  • 1 can Dirty Mayor or other quality hard cider. If no Dirty Mayor near you add a little ginger to the cider

 

Into the Roasting Oven with a lid for 30 minutes, stir after 15 minutes

Timer goes beep, strain the cooking liquid, reserve and reduce to 1/2 cup +/-. taste it as it reduces, use good judgement. If your cider is a cheap national brand it may have a lot of sugar in it so beware.

Add the bok choy mixture and cider reduction together, taste. Adjust seasoning, add some spice and herbs. I went with a touch of sesame oil, cilantro and cumin.

Add cooked chicken from a batch of thighs and you're good to go. Try a little curry lime yogurt on top and some crispy rice noodles on the bottom. Try it cold as a salad with some crispy cukes and arugula

Thanks for giving this a look, hope you like it

 

 

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>