ffwD: Baby Bok Choy, Sugar Snaps and Garlic en Papillote

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This week’s assignment, baby bok choy, sugar snaps and garlic en papillote, combined the popular French steaming method with traditional Chinese veggies and Asian flavors. Seeing as I grew up eating bok choy, sugar snaps, and garlic in a myriad of dishes, this side dish was right up my alley.

I didn’t have mint or a lemon on hand, but I did have lime-infused olive oil which worked in a pinch. I also couldn’t find baby white onions so I just tossed in a few frozen pearl onions into each packet. I was working out during the oven-steaming process, so when the timer went off, I just kept the veggies in the oven. Sure, the extra 10 minutes did wilt the veggies a bit more than Dorie would approve of, but I didn’t mind it. Especially since the aroma when opening the foil packets was pretty amazing. This method was a quick and fuss-free way of preparing the delicate baby bok choy while softening the sugar snaps and the sliced garlic!

This baby bok choy, sugar snaps and garlic en papillote was made for French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

57 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deepti
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 16:05:31

    This looks wonderful and perfectly cooked the en papillote way!

  2. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 16:47:21

    That’s a beautiful melange of beautifully cooked vegetables. All I need is a fork.

  3. Geraldine Saucier
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 17:12:06

    Beautiful job.

  4. I Wilkerson
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 18:07:26

    This looks so good! A must try when the fresh local veggies are back!

  5. SandraM
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 18:16:38

    This looks so fresh and appealing…and makes me believe spring is on the way! 🙂

  6. Mary
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 19:29:04

    This looks SO good – so delicious, healthy and FULL of flavor
    Mary x

  7. trevorsisboom
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 20:01:45

    Whats not to love? Beautiful colors here!

  8. Daniela
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 20:31:48

    Light, delicious and healthy-couldn’t wish for more.
    Happy Easter to you, Yummy!

  9. The Foodie Affair
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 00:52:50

    Looks fresh and delicious!

  10. Cakelaw
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 05:46:23

    These were good. Live your little pearl onions – so cute!

  11. Cher
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 07:39:06

    Frozen pearl onions are one of the best convenience foods ever, in my book.
    Looks delicious.

  12. oneexpatslife
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 10:26:20

    The oil sounds like it would be great in this recipe.

  13. dulceshome
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 10:53:03

    I think your veggies look great! And the flavored oil sounds perfect.

  14. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 11:56:27

    I went papillote-less this week since all the veggies I had require different amounts of cooking. Glad you enjoyed though!

  15. Sugar and Cinnamon
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 18:53:30

    Ooh yummy! This is such a colourful and fresh looking dish!

  16. betsy
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 21:28:58

    I love all the shades of green and white. Looks lovely.

  17. amanda chic
    Apr 20, 2014 @ 09:49:31

    super cute

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  18. Chocolate Shavings
    Apr 20, 2014 @ 18:07:39

    Love all the pretty Spring green colours in this dish!

  19. thatskinnychickcanbake
    Apr 20, 2014 @ 19:03:55

    Mine needed that extra time! Well done!! And Happy Easter!!!

  20. melolimparfaite
    Apr 20, 2014 @ 19:31:23

    that looks simple and delicious !
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  21. Beth
    Apr 20, 2014 @ 19:32:32

    After all this time, Dorie’s recipes still look great!

  22. Emily
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 00:27:24

    Lovely colors you got there!

  23. TrafficDiva
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 05:07:47

    WOW!! What an awesome plate of veggies!!! =)

  24. hotlyspiced
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 05:44:55

    These vegetables look wonderful and it’s great how they’ve all retained their colour xx

  25. Karen
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 06:41:16

    Perfect for spring and I love how they kept their nice green color.

  26. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 17:41:22

    These veggies look delicious – baby bok choy is a favorite of mine.

  27. Norma Chang
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 19:49:56

    Definitely healthy eating.

  28. Jenn and Seth
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 20:21:00

    such gorgeous and tasty spring vegetables!

  29. Mary Hirsch
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 21:43:35

    I liked this as well. And, unfortunately, I overcooked my packets a bit. They were still delicious but I prefer a bit of a crunch. Working out, however, is good.

  30. Juliana
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 22:13:45

    I yet have to use papillote…the veggies look great…
    Have a great week😀

  31. Three Well Beings
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 23:32:56

    It looks so fresh and healthy–delicious!

  32. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 00:32:44

    I love the sound of this dish – something that is easy to do, and tasty as well🙂

  33. Johanna GGG
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 06:12:42

    I’ve never been a big bok choy fan but I love garlic and think this might make me want to eat bok choy – sounds quite posh

  34. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 07:40:31

    the garlic bulbs really add that nice extra dimension of flavor! this looks incredible

  35. Raymund
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 14:38:07

    What a coincidence I also made en papillote with some Asian flavours two days ago. But instead of veggies I used fish with sweet chilli sauce. This vegetable of yours looks delicious, I bet the method will keep the real flavours of that bok choy

  36. kitchen flavours
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 23:55:57

    A delicious dish of veggies!

  37. Gloria
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 02:47:41

    Looks tasty!!!

  38. Culinary Flavors
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 03:01:26

    I love all the veggies in this dish!

  39. Mary Frances
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 16:09:05

    This looks so savory and aromatic. Yum!

  40. Monica
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 09:35:38

    Love the simplicity of this!

  41. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 11:17:23

    This seems like a great way to steam veggies. Love the combination!

  42. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 23:58:14

    This looks delicious. I have been trying to eat clean lately and this is a great recipe for that.

  43. cquek
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 05:30:44

    i love it with lots of garlic

  44. sprinklesandsauce
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 21:57:14

    such a simple yet delicious looking dish!

  45. Tracy
    Apr 27, 2014 @ 15:48:46

    These look delicious.

  46. jora
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 08:47:09

    I’ve never seen lime infused olive oil. How interesting!

  47. sara
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 13:28:01

    I made this recipe a while back and LOVED it. Baby bok choy is so yummy.🙂

  48. bakeawaywithme.com
    Apr 30, 2014 @ 06:12:15

    Your Bok choy looks delicious…I really enjoyed this one!

  49. Raymund
    Apr 30, 2014 @ 15:02:58

    Love those bok choy! interesting way of cooking it

  50. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    May 01, 2014 @ 13:30:30

    I love cooking veggies and fish en Papillote!!! This looks gorgeous and I’d love to try this very soon!

  51. Mary @ Fit and Fed
    May 05, 2014 @ 00:15:44

    I’ve never seen baby white onions, I would have used frozen pearl onions too. Lime-infused olive oil sounds like a great thing to have on hand! This recipe is a cool cultural mash-up with the Asian ingredients and the French preparation method– looks good!

  52. melolimparfaite
    May 06, 2014 @ 21:36:46

    That looks perect, I am a big fan of artichokes
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  53. Janet Rudolph
    May 07, 2014 @ 22:37:31

    Oh… so fabulous and easy!

  54. Emma (fluff and fripperies)
    May 08, 2014 @ 08:07:21

    That looks delicious and perfect as we come into the warmer weather. It would be a lovely light lunch or evening meal.

    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

  55. atasteofmadess
    May 09, 2014 @ 22:53:40

    I love bok choy!!! This looks great!

  56. Sammie
    May 14, 2014 @ 10:29:18

    Bak Choy is a staple! Looks really good!

  57. Lail | With A Spin
    May 16, 2014 @ 00:29:29

    Looks healthy and delicious.

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