Minnesota would like to fool us, but it is officially springtime! After our epic Game-of-Thrones-worthy winter, I’d like to share with you a basic cooking technique I discovered reading Fuschia Dunlop’s book Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking. I love this particular technique, as it’s a fast and delicious way to prepare a myriad of delicious vegetable dishes. The basic recipe You Lin Cai Xin calls for choy sum, Chinese Flowering Cabbage, as its main ingredient. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that choy sum is being grown right here in Minnesota and sold in our co-ops when it’s available throughout the season.
The recipe calls for the following:
1 bunch of choy sum, washed and trimmed (the exact recipe says 300 grams)
2 spring onions, cut into fine slivers
10g piece of ginger, peeled and cut into fine slivers (cut these slivers very fine, unless you really like the strong taste of ginger)
A small strip of red chilli or red pepper for colour, cut into fine slivers (optional)
4 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp light soy sauce diluted with 2 tbsp hot water from the kettle Continue reading