Harvesting abundance, embracing seasonality, Chinese Heading Bao Sin Mustard
The bao sin mustard, once again, reseeded everywhere in The Clayton Farm homestead, purposely.
Bao Sin mustard is one of the must-have vegetables for the Chinese New Year Eve gathering meal. Taiwanese people call it longevity greens. Unlike the American mustard greens, the bao sin mustard isa lot of milder, sort of like brussell sprout in a way. It is Daddy's favorite cool weather vegetable. Tonight he is cooking himself Chinese Bao Sin Mustard Greens with Salty Egg Stir Fry 鹹蛋芥菜 (xián dàng jiècài )
A quick stir fry that is so easy to make even for a white guy. The salted egg really brings lots of flavor to this otherwise slightly bitter vegetable. It’s distinct taste is refreshing and this combination is said by Chinese that is great in removing internal heat and cooling the body.
What Ingredients are required?
1 pound of fresh mustard greens
1 salted duck egg (available in Asian groceries)
Oil, ground garlic or ground ginger (my husband loves using Taiwanese fried shallot bits)
How does he prepare it?
Wash mustard greens, lightly cut to pieces.
Add oil, Peel salted egg, cut into pieces. Creative daddy simply uses a spatula to chop up the salty egg inside the oil pan. Cook until egg pieces turn crispy, toss in bao sin mustard greens with fried shallot bits, lightly cook in high heat. As soon as the greens turn soft but still remain green, turn off the heat. Serve and enjoy!
Chinese people believe the vegetable is Excellent for relieving heatiness; we love that it is such a delicious vegetable that only takes 5 minutes to harvest from the garden, 5 minutes to wash the dirt off and 5 minutes to cook. Whole Food is 15 minutes away in 1 way, no store can beat this.