While sherry vinegar and Dijon may seem like unconventional ingredients, in this healthy Chinese-style stir-fry recipe, they combine to impart a mild Chinese-mustard-like flavor to the dish. It's so good, you just may find yourself using the sauce on all your favorite sautéed vegetables.

Grace Young
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015


Recipe Summary

20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Trim bok choy and separate stems. Rinse under cold water and dry well. Cut the stems into roughly 2-inch pieces (you should have about 4 cups). Keep the leaves whole. Combine vinegar, sesame oil and mustard in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or large heavy skillet (not nonstick) over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact. Swirl in peanut oil, add garlic and stir-fry until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add the bok choy stems and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the leaves and sprinkle with salt and pepper; stir-fry until the leaves are just limp and bright green, about 30 seconds. Swirl in sherry and stir-fry until the stems are just crisp-tender, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to a serving bowl. Add the reserved vinegar mixture and toss to combine.


Equipment: 14-inch flat-bottomed carbon-steel wok

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 2.9g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 1.2g 5% DV; sugars 0.9g; fat 8.1g 12% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 4722.9IU 95% DV; vitamin c 29.6mg 49% DV; folate 45.7mcg 11% DV; calcium 108.8mg 11% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 13.8mg 5% DV; potassium 429.8mg 12% DV; sodium 345.7mg 14% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV.