Saturday, July 2, 2016

Grilled Baby Bok Choy & New Way to Cook Corn #Recipe @PegCochran

Today I have two recipes for you although one is not really a recipe but a method of cooking.  Stick with me and you'll see what I mean.  Both recipes would be perfect for Fourth of July barbecues and picnics.

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

I love to grill, and I'm always trying to get us (my husband) to eat more vegetables so this recipe obviously caught my eye!  It's very simple and I thought it was very tasty and makes a nice change
from the same old, same old green beans, peas and zucchini.

Several heads of baby bok choy
1/4 cup Asian chili sauce (the sweet kind)
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. soy sauce

Cut bok choy in half.

Place the bok choy in a baking dish and microwave for around three minutes or until starting to wilt and get soft.

Mix the rest of the ingredients together and whisk to blend.  Pour into baking dish on top of bok choy and turn bok choy until well coated on all sides.

Place bok choy on pre-heated grill (medium heat) and grill until marks begin to form, flip, and grill the other side.  Serve drizzled with leftover marinade. 


Microwaved Corn on the Cob

This is more of a technique than a recipe as I said.  I saw a video on how to do this on Facebook (where else, right?)  I decided to try it to see if it worked.  It did...sort of.  I made a few modifications along the way.

Peel outer layers of husk off the corn.  Microwave on high (original video said three minutes, I found if you're doing more than one piece of corn, six minutes is closer to the mark.)

Cut off end of corn.  (You have to cut far enough up the cob so that the hole you have created is bigger in diameter than the ear of corn.)

Hold the top of the corn (preferably with an oven mitt), hold corn upside down and shake to remove.  The corn will (eventually) come out minus any of the silk that usually clings to it.

 Voila!  Naked corn!

My verdict:  it's worth it just to not to have to peel off the pesky silk if you're going to microwave the corn anyway.

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  1. The bok choy sounds really good.
    If you're going to microwave the corn, why not pop it on the grill for a bit and get some nice char on the kernels?

    Happy 4th of July weekend to you all.

    1. Hi Libby, actually after taking the pictures I did put the corn on the grill--it was even better that way!

  2. You sound like me, Peg. I throw everything on the grill. Even things we won't eat until the next day! I had seen that method for corn. Thanks for testing it!

  3. I've done corn on the cob that way a lot! It is the easiest.