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