Stir fries are great on so many levels , especially as the cook up so fast , not only do you get fast gratification when hungry , you also retain many of the rich nutrients , otherwise lost in slow cooking . This dish is a perfect accompinment to chicken or pork with a bowl of steamed Jasmine rice or great when you want something less filling , but still satisfying.
Adapted from food and Wine
2 tbs vegetable oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1 large garlic clove , minced
1 lb small fresh shiitake mushrooms , stemmed , or 1/4 lb dried mushrooms , soaked in hot water , then drained and stemmed.
2 lbs baby bok choy
1 tbs dark soy sauce ( or 1 tbs Asian Fish sauce )
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3 Thai chiles , halved , seeded and julienned
Heat the vegetable and sesame oils in a wok . Add garlic and stir fry over high heat until golden , about 5 seconds . Add the shiitakes and stir fry for 5 minutes . Add the bok choy and stir fry until just wilted , about 5 minutes longer . Season with soy sauce , salt and pepper and stir fry 1 minute longer .
Transfer to a serving dish , top with chiles and serve.