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Old 07-22-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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ISO tips for freezing bok choy?

We have bok choy up the ying yang. I have frozen it in the past (blanch 2 minutes, shock, bag--separating the stalks from the leaves). I wasn't impressed. It was okay in soup, but that was about it. Now that I have the 25 lb of beans in the freezer, I am moving on to the bok choy...I will also be making swiss chard pesto tonight--but I'm saving that for last today because that is easy-peasy and I can have most of the kitchen cleaned before I do that. Oh, I won't be doing that last--I have all those veggies to run through the juicer--maybe I'll do that outside on the deck--juicing can be so messy. Note to self: put pulp in freezer for soups. But back to the bok choy--does anyone have tips on freezing it so that it doesn't end up soggy?
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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I've frozen bok choy, just chopped and put in a zip lock. It wasn't soggy at all. Maybe you could skip the blanching. It kept very well for a long time. No problem.
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Hmmm...so no blanching, just wash, chop, and freeze?
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It worked fine for me.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:00 PM   #5
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That's what I would try...bok choy has a lot of water in it already and if you blanch it, it starts the water coming out sooner and makes it mushy.

Thin slice a bunch and make a cole slaw out of it...before you freeze it.
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Bok choy cole slaw? That sounds good. What dressing?
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Bok choy cole slaw? That sounds good. What dressing?
Either dressing, creamy or sweet and sour...an asian slaw dressing would be good, too!

Napa Cabbage Slaw with Wasabi-Ginger Dressing

leave the wasabi out if you like.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:49 PM   #8
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Thanks PF! Oh--I like the idea of making it into s/thing before freezing. I was thinking of making an undercooked stir fry with the bok choy--but then, I wasn't sure I could master the undercooked part! Coleslaw I can do--and I have the ingredients!
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:06 PM   #9
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Exclamation Freezing Bok Choy

Last week I purchased some bok choy, and visited this site to see how to freeze it. Thanks to all. It froze just fine without blanching. Today I added it to my chili, along with some other vegetables. It turned out perfectly fine. Also added some to my soup, and it was good too. Seems like a wonderful food to freeze. Cheers.
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Yep! Bok choy is a perfect freeze candidate. I've been on the hunt at my supermarket for some baby bok choy with no luck lately, but when I do find it, it will be chopped and frozen. It's such a lovely flavor to add to many dishes.
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