Asian Greens with Garlic, Ginger + Fish Sauce
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Asian Greens with Garlic, Ginger + Fish Sauce

This is a quick and flavorful way to enjoy greens. I love the depth of flavor that fish sauce adds to dishes, and it really brings this one to life. I served this with another recipe from her book, Savory Broiled Tofu, quinoa and a few mini bell peppers that I broiled as well. It was a great meal!

Asian Greens with Garlic, Ginger + Fish Sauce

Asian Greens with Garlic, Ginger + Fish Sauce
It’s All Good – Gwyneth Paltrow

Serves 4

1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce*
1 teaspoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons neutral oil (like canola, grapeseed, or safflower oil)
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
3 teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger
1 pound Asian greens (tatsoi, bok choy, etc.), roughly chopped or left whole, whichever you prefer
A pinch of coarse sea salt

Whisk together the water, soy sauce, and fish sauce in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick pan over high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until they just begin to sizzle, tilting the pan so the aromatics and the oil get a little bath, all in just 30 seconds. Immediately add the greens along with the pinch of salt to the pan and stir to coat the greens with the garlic and ginger. Add the reserved soy sauce mixture and cook just until the greens begin to wilt, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

*Optional: use Gluten Free

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


    • Ashley

      You could omit and then maybe add a little more soy sauce if it feels like it needs a little more flavor. A bit of Worcestershire would also deepen the flavor a bit, too – maybe start with 1/2 teaspoon and go up from there if needed.

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