Sweet and Sour Sesame Bok Choy with Pork

Member Joanne McAndrews shared another "newsletter-worthy" recipe with us this week, and it looks great for those of you getting bok choy in your shares. You can incorporate a good number of Fair Shares ingredients into this healthy and satisfying meal!

Preparation

This recipe comes from Cooking Light Magazine, and you can find it here, along with a video and nuritional info:
https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/sweet-and-sour-sesame-bok-choy-pork

We've highlighted the ingredients available from Fair Shares. If you didn't get bok choy in your share, you can use a different green, like Swiss chard or kale, or even broccoli or cauliflower. Don't forget the greens on broccoli and caulflower are edible, too.

Ingredients
 

1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (try Ozark Forest Shiitake Soy)
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Chinese hot mustard
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
12 ounces ground pork
1 pound baby or small bok choy, quartered lengthwise

1 cup matchstick-cut carrots 
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
3 cups hot cooked brown rice
2 teaspoons black or white sesame seeds (optional)

How to Make It
Step 1
Whisk together stock, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, mustard, cornstarch, and crushed red pepper in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 2
Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high. Add pork; cook, stirring often and scraping bottom of pan with a wooden spoon to loosen browned bits, until pork is browned and crumbled, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove pork from pan with a slotted spoon.

Step 3
Add bok choy and carrots to drippings in pan; cook over medium-high until slightly wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Add stock mixture and pork. Bring to a boil; cook until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in sesame oil.

Step 4
Serve over rice, and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

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Yellow Dog Farms is a successful small farm in a large part due to Sara and Jamie at Fair Shares CCSA. They were willing to take a chance on a budding (pun intended) first generation Farmer. We were not a supplier to Fair Shares the very first year, but have been ever since and hopefully far into our shared futures.

I am proud to be a supplier and you should be proud to be a member of Fair Shares CCSA where we are all involved in growing and eating better quality, healthy food and supporting small, local businesses and small scale agriculture in Missouri and Illinois.

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