Stir-fried Pak Choi with Shitake Mushrooms

Quick and easy to assemble, this healthy stir-fry by Frank Bordoni is a perfect pick-me-up and makes a light and tasty meal
By Frank Bordoni
Stir-fried Pak Choi with Shitake Mushrooms
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 450 g pak choi
  • 6baby leeks
  • 350 g shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • pinches sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • cracked black pepper


1. Cut the stalks from the pak choi and cut the stalks away from the leaves and set aside. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil.

2. Cut the stalks into large chunks and blanch in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Drain well in a colander. The leaves are tender so there is no need to blanch them.

3. Wash and trim the leeks before slicing diagonally. Thickly slice the mushrooms.

4. Heat the oil in a wok set over a moderate heat. Add the garlic, leeks and mushrooms and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the sugar, sesame oil, rice wine and soy sauce.

5. Cook for another 2 minutes, before tipping in the pak choi, and warming through over a high heat. Season with pepper and serve in warmed bowls.

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