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Charred Bok Choy with Chili Crisp

Bok Choy is in the cabbage family. You can slice it thin and eat it raw in a salad, or serve it warm as a side dish. It’s great on the grill, too! Bok Choy is rich in nutrients that fight heart disease and diabetes.

One bundle of bok choy
1 Tablespoon of oil (olive, avocado, canola, etc.)
1/4 cup (4oz) chili crisp, available at Asian Markets

Adjust your oven rack so it is on the highest level. Preheat your broiler on high. Wash the bok choy and cut into bite-sized pieces. Put the pieces in a bowl, and add 1 Tablespoon of oil. Mix the bok choy until it’s coated in oil. Spread it out on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet under the broiler and cook for 1–2 minutes. It doesn’t take long! You want to see a light char, like it’s been on the grill. Take baking sheet out of the oven and portion it onto plates. Add a heaping spoonful of chili crisp to each serving and enjoy!

What is Chili Crisp?
Chili crisp is a popular condiment served with Asian dishes like dumplings and noodles. It is becoming very popular all over the world. Serious Eats, a food blog, has this to say about it: “For those who haven’t yet been initiated into the Spicy Chili Crisp fan club, this condiment, made by the Laoganma company, has amassed a cult-like following, quickly rising as China’s top-selling sauce. It owes its addictive nature to a winning combination
of málà sauce and crunch. Málà sauce is a chile-oil condiment made by simmering chiles, Sichuan peppercorns, and spices in oil. The resulting aromatic oil is both numbing (má) and hot (là), but what sets Laoganma’s chili crisp apart is the “crisp” side of the equation. Packed with roasted soy nuts, fried onion, and fried garlic, it truly has everything you’ll ever need.”
You can find chili crisp at these Columbus markets:
Saraga International Grocery 1265 Morse Rd, Columbus
CAM International Market 3767 Park Mill Run Dr, Hilliard
Asian Groceries & Sea Food Market, 3581 Refugee Rd, Columbus

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