How to Cook Tatsoi

Looking to try a new vegetable this summer? I just learned how to cook tatsoi. This summer we spotted tatsoi at our local market. My girls were interested in it and I want to encourage them to try new things. I took their lead. Always up for a food challenge--by that I mean trying something new, I bought a few bunches to bring home and I figured out how to cook tatsoi.

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How to Cook Tatsoi

I was stumped about the leafy green and did some research (thank goodness for the Internets!). Turns out this sweet vegetable is related to Bok Choy which I already know and love. It's crisp, sweet and quick to cook. Once I found that out, I decided to make an Asian stir-fry. Now it is a regular side dish on our table.

Easy Tatsoi Stir Fry Recipe

  • 1 bunch tatsoi cleaned and trimmed of stalks at the bottom (the leafs can hold dirt like a leek or bok choy so be sure to give them a thorough rinse)
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp grated ginger

Tatsoi Stir Fry Recipe Directions

  1. Boil a large pot of water. When water is at a rapid boil, add cleaned tatsoi greens. 
  2. Remove them quickly so the greens don't get soggy and overcooked. I like my veggies nice and crisp. 
  3. Blanch (drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process) and set aside.
  4. Heat oil, add garlic and stir for about 1 minute. 
  5. Add ginger, stir 30 seconds. 
  6. Add greens, stir for a few more minutes. 
  7. Add soy sauce--I recommend going light on this, too much salt can wreck the flavor. Remove from heat.

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This is an excellent pairing with salmon or another fatty, meaty fish (you know I have found ways to get my girls to enjoy fish). Enjoy and let me know if you try this vegetable.

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How to Cook Tatsoi

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