Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Chinese Spinach!

Featuring in today's hilbarn box is the leaf vegetable Chinese spinach. It was a mystery ingredient to us, too, until we started to know our Asian greens a little better. Chinese spinach has lots of cousins (including red amaranth) and can be eaten raw in salads or stir-fried (most commonly with garlic, ginger, oyster sauce and chilli pepper). It's earthy, packed with vitamins and good in curries too. Notice the way growers harvest it roots and all.


sophiehillartist said...

Mum and I have been munching on this leaf this afternoon trying to work out what it was... we even consulted a book about leafy-greens... but now the guessing game is over! Yay! Chinese Spinach!

sophiehillartist said...

P.S. Check out what we cooked for dinner - - using the zucchini and the garlic cloves from today's box!