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Stir Fry Winter Bamboo Shoot and Bok Choy | Chef John’s Cooking Class

Stir Fry Winter Bamboo Shoot and Bok Choy | Chef John’s Cooking Class
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Bamboo Shoots with Oyster Sauce is a healthy dish you can add to your meals. It is not only refreshing but very flavorful as well. It's a classic recipe that you can easily master.
Recipe
PRE TIME: 15 min
COOKING TIME: 15 min
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
3 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • For The Bok Choy
  • [ Blanch ]
  • 1 qt Water
  • tsp Salt
  • tsp Baking soda
  • 9 oz. Small Bok Choy Sum
  • [ Stir-fry ]
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
  • cups Chicken broth
  • tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • tbsp Potato starch slurry(1 to 2 ratio of cornstarch to water)
  • 1 tsp Cooking oil
  • For The Winter Bamboo
  • 1 cup Cooking oil
  • 1 large Winter bamboo shoot
  • ½ cup Chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp Light soy sauce
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • tbsp Potato starch slurry(1 to 2 ratio of cornstarch to water)
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
1
Peel the fresh winter bamboo shoots, remove the hard bottom part, cut the remaining tender into rough chunks.
Step 2
Step 2
2
In a medium stockpot over high heat, bring enough water to a boil. Add a little bit of salt and baking soda. This is to keep the vegetable green in color. Quickly blanch the Small Bok Choy Sum for 30 seconds.
Step 3
Step 3
3
After cooling down in ice-cold water, drain to dry.
Step 4
Step 4
4
Stir fry small bok choy sum. In a wok over medium-high heat, add oil, chicken broth, salt, and sugar, then add small bok choy sum, cook for 1 minute to let the vegetables absorb flavor.
Step 5
Step 5
5
Add in potato starch slurry to thickening. Drizzle a little bit of oil to make it shiny at the end. Note: Mixing the slurry well before adding it in.
Step 6
Step 6
6
Stir fry winter bamboo shoots. In a wok over medium heat, add oil, when the oil temperature reaches 140°F/60°C, add winter bamboo shoots, stir fry for 1-2 minutes. (Fully cook winter bamboo shoots in oil. )
Step 7
Step 7
7
Discard excessive oil, add chicken broth, oyster oil, light soy sauce, and sugar. Cover with a lid, then turn the heat to low, simmer for 7-10 minutes to fully cook the winter bamboo shoots. (Take time to simmer the winter bamboo shoots to allow them to absorb flavors. )
Step 8
Step 8
8
Add potato slurry and stir until the bamboo shoots are completely coated. Drizzle sesame oil and mix well.
Step 9
Step 9
9
Enjoy!