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Baby bok choy adds a different texture
and a lot of color to this recipe.
It's a member of the choy family,
meaning from the Chinese cabbage family.
These are very small.
They're mild, tender, sweet.
You can use the whole thing.
And the base is a little bit like celery,
and the leaves taste a little bit like spinach.
King oyster is a unique looking mushroom
because there's so much base to it,
so much stem versus the size of the cap,
but this is all usable.
What really distinguishes it is its meaty, dense texture,
so it makes it the perfect mushroom for grilling or stir frying.
And you can buy them also already sliced
and ready to cook like this.
This chef created sesame garlic sauce
has a rich sesame flavor to it.
And we created it to add authenticity to your Asian inspired dishes.
In this bowl I have some brined pork
that I've sliced up very, very thinly.
Brining really just incorporates salt and spices into the meat.
It's like a marinade that it sits in
that makes it more flavorful.
And you can do this without brined pork,
but this will be even tastier.
So what we're gonna do with this is incorporate some water
and corn starch into the pork.
And we're gonna do that with your clean hands
by adding about a tablespoon of water at a time.
Now add the corn starch, and we'll do the same thing
by adding the corn starch in.
Let's just take that out right there.
And incorporate all of that until it evenly coats
these pieces of pork.
And what this does is it creates a um,
a coating on the outside which will end up being
nice and crisp when you stir fry it over high heat.
I'm gonna go over and wash my hands
and then go on to the next step.
Okay, the next step is to blanch the vegetables.
So, we're adding our mushrooms to our boiling salted water,
and we're gonna pre-cook those so that they're already
at the very end to stir fry,
it'll take very little time.
We're gonna blanch this for about a minute or two,
and then we'll be back.
Okay, these have been in here for a couple minutes.
Let's remove those with a slotted spoon to a bowl.
And while the water is still boiling we'll add
the baby bok choy right to the boiling salted water,
and this will just set the color and make them--
keep them nice and bright green.
And let that go, again, for another minute and a half
to two minutes.
Okay, our vegetables are all blanched and set aside,
the wok has been pre-heated on high,
so we want that to stay that way
and be ready for us in just a second.
But first, we wanna combine our three tablespoons
of vegetable oil with about a teaspoon
of the sesame oil.
So mix that all together.
All right, we're ready to stir fry.
So we're adding half of this oil mixture
to our hot wok.
There we go, and to that we're adding
half of the ginger,
half of the garlic,
and half of these scallions, and along with that,
half of the pork.
And we're going to stir fry that on high
until this has a crisp coating to it.
Now, we're doing this in two batches
because we wanna make sure that we don't overcrowd the pan
so that the pork can cook evenly
and crisp on all sides.
So we'll do that, it'll take about three to four minutes
until it's browned and crisp.
Okay, this looks cooked.
Let's transfer this over here.
And I'm gonna finish up this second batch
and we'll be back in a few.
Okay, the pork's been stir fried, so we're setting this aside
until we finish the dish.
So we're going to add the remaining oil
to the hot wok, there's about a teaspoon
or two in there left.
And to that let's add the mushrooms,
and we're gonna cook these about two or three minutes.
And we really wanna brown these.
So we'll be back in a few, and then finish up.
Okay, the mushrooms are browned and tender,
and it's time to finish the dish.
So let's add the pork back into the wok.
Along with the bok choy that you had set aside.
And finally, we have our sesame garlic sauce
that goes in there as well.
And now all we need to do is toss this together.
And even though there are a few steps involved
in this recipe, you have an authentic
Asian meal ready in less than a half hour.
You can cut up all the veggies yourself,
or let us do the work for you.
Look for these meal kits, like this,
at the Fresh Cut Veggies station in selected stores.