Red Miso Braised Baby Bok Choy


This vegetable side dish was inspired by a walk through my local farmer’s market a while back. As new fresh veggies come in to the market, I get more and more excited to bring new stuff home.

I also  recently went on a shopping frenzy at my local Korean grocery store. I managed to pick up my favorite kind of miso, red miso. Red miso is a rich fermented soy bean paste that lends itself to heartier foods. It’s perfect for a braise and bok choy works well with it.

This bok choy comes together in just a few simple steps. We served this with some grilled salmon. I hope you enjoy!

Red Miso Braised Baby Bok Choy
Recipe type: side dish, vegetable
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil (you could also use peanut oil or canola oil)
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. ginger, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. garlic, chopped
  • 5-7 medium heads of baby boy choy, washed and trimmed
  • 2 tbsp. red miso
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp. tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  1. Heat up the oil in a large pan.
  2. Add in the shallot, garlic and ginger. Cook a few minutes to soften.
  3. Add the cut bok choy to the pan and sear on both sides - about two minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the miso with the vegetable broth and the tamari.
  5. Pour miso mixture over the bok choy. Cover the pan for 2-3 minutes to cook the boy choy a little.
  6. Add red pepper flakes to taste.
  7. Remove from heat and serve.
  8. Enjoy!


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  • Sina

    this is such a great side dish. ive never seen red miso, ill look out for it. thanks for the idea

  • Yosef

    Bok Choy is under-rated. Perhaps it needs to be a KC link up post!

    • Hindy Garfinkel

      Agreed! I love bok choy!

    • steph

      bok choy is my favorite!

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    All of these ingredients are meant to be together 🙂 I agree with Yosef, bokchoy is under rated.

  • steph

    i want to adapt this for the grill and make it before summer ends!

    • Hindy Garfinkel

      This would be perfect on the grill! The charred taste would be great!

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    I will admit, I have never made bok choy, but I’ll try anything twice as long as its kosher!

  • Whit @

    OK, so I’m not a huge bok choy fan BUT, if Hindy approves, maybe I’ll get behind it 😉

    • Hindy Garfinkel

      Ha! It’s definitely a veggie that I have learned to love. I learned that it needs some heavier flavoring to work.

  • Ronnie Fein

    I make bok choy a lot! This is a new way for me to cook it. It is one of our favorite vegetables.

  • LilMissCakes

    This looks like a great side dish!

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    I absolutely love bok choy, and braising is my favorite preparation. Must try this!

  • Tamar Genger

    I always want a new idea of what to do with bok choy, love this miso idea.

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