Choi Chard Stir Fry

Photo and Recipe by Tod Dimmick

Fresh earthy choi flavors meld beautifully with oyster sauce.

Prep time:  10 minutes
Cook time:  12 minutes
Serves:  4-6 as a side dish

2-3 TB canola oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1 bunch red choi, rinsed and coarsely chopped, stems separated from leaves
1 bunch swiss chard, rinsed and coarsely chopped, stems separated from leaves
3 TB chopped fresh cilantro
2-3 TB oyster sauce

Chop the choi stems into chunks about 1/4 inch wide, and coarsely chop the leaves, keeping them separate.  Do the same for the chard.  Heat the  oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat, and cook the garlic, scallions, chard and choi stems for 4 minutes, stirring.  Add the chard leaves and choi leaves, stir, and cover for 3-4 minutes to steam the leaves (steam to the texture you like).  Remove cover when the leaves begin to wilt, sprinkle with cilantro, drizzle with oyster sauce, and stir to combine.

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