When a cold strikes, you want a dish that comforts and nourishes. This warming soup delivers both, bringing bowls of bok choy brought to life by a sinus-clearing mixture of spicy jalapeno and garlic.
Bowery Bok Choy Soup (To Cure A Cold)
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 10-15 minutes Serves 2
Made for Bowery By
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Featured Bowery Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 shallots, sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced
- ½ lemon, sliced
- 1 jalapeno, sliced
- 2 quarts chicken stock
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- Bowery Bok Choy, 4 oz
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced
- ½ bunch mint leaves, plucked
- Optional: poached eggs
Make it Vegetarian
To make this a vegetarian dish, simply swap the chicken stock for vegetable stock.
- Heat a large soup pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Drizzle in a glug of olive oil and sauté shallots, garlic, lemon slices and jalapeño until just fragrant but not brown, about 2 minutes.
- Add stock and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and add bok choy, stirring until just wilted. Add scallions and mint.
- Serve immediately with poached egg and a drizzle of olive oil or cool and store for up to 1 week.
- Note: You can easily substitute the egg for shredded rotisserie chicken or omit it completely.