Bowery Bok Choy Soup (To Cure A Cold)

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 10-15 minutes Serves 2

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.

  • 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, 4.0 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.
Recipe Preparation
  1. 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.
  2. Add stock and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and add bok choy, stirring until just wilted. Add scallions and mint.
  3. Serve immediately with poached egg and a drizzle of olive oil or cool and store for up to 1 week.
  4. Note: You can easily substitute the egg for shredded rotisserie chicken or omit it completely.