I received free product from Frieda’s Specialty Produce that was used in the creation of this recipe.  
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Spicy Grilled Baby Bok Choy

I recently received some Baby Bok Choi in my goodie box I got from Frieda’s Specialty Produce. When I first got it, I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it! Then my friend Renee over at Renee’s Kitchen Adventures told me that she likes to grill hers with an Asian sauce. So it was decided. I was going to grill and make Spicy Grilled Baby Bok Choy!

I have become much better at using the grill lately so I wasn’t quite so afraid to make this recipe.  I decided to go to the grill guru and I went searching and found a recipe on Food Network from Bobby Flay.  It had sweet chili sauce in it so I knew that was the recipe I was going to use as a guide!  I love that sweet heat and the flavor combination sounded exactly like what I was looking for.  I had never cooked with baby bok choi before other than to use it in a stir fry so I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle it cooking it.  Then I found out from the food network post that you steam the bok choy in the microwave before grilling.  How easy is that?

Spicy Grilled Baby Bok Choy
Bobby Flay’s instructions were perfect to a T and now I cannot wait to have baby bok choi again because this is the way we will always eat it from this point on!  Even Grumpy loved this recipe and has agreed that it was the best way that I could have used the vegetable!
I slightly adapted the recipe by reducing the amount of sesame oil as sometimes the flavor is too overpowering for me. The original recipe called for 1 teaspoon.
Spicy Grilled Baby Bok Choy
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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  • 1 lb baby bok choy
  • 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Wash and halve baby bok choy lengthwise. Place in a covered microwave safe bowl and microwave 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk together all sauce ingredients.
  4. Remove baby bok choy from microwave and toss with sauce.
  5. Grill until the bok choy is charred, about 1-2 minutes. Marinate with more sauce as grilling if desired.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads June 16, 2014 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    I love Bok Choy and this recipe looks amazing! Will have to try it soon! 🙂

  2. Sarah Olson June 17, 2014 at 3:46 am - Reply

    What a great summer side dish! I will try this with a teriyaki steak!

  3. bgall June 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I've never made anything like this! looks delish, i'll have to try!

  4. Pam June 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    I love bok choy and have not seen it in any of our markets here. Keeping this recipe on file as soon as I find it I'm making it.

  5. Michelle Nahom June 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    We get bok choy at our CSA and I only take it once in a while. I'm going to get it next time and try this! This looks awesome Shelby!

  6. Renee Paj June 19, 2014 at 1:57 am - Reply

    This looks amazing! Yes, I get mine from an Asian market we go to occasionally. It's so good. I'll have to try your sauce!

  7. KC the Kitchen Chopper June 27, 2014 at 12:40 am - Reply

    I think Bok choy is a bit bland, but the way you've spiced it up, I think I'll try this. Looks and sounds delish!

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