Well Hello Internet!
a bunch of days probably weeks ago now i made some braised burdock, and man was it delicious! a relief from all the pastries!
heres what you'll need:
1 burdock root
what i thought was bok choy - or maybe spinach - but actually was collard greens - hahaha
hot sesame oil
brown rice vinegar
slice everything up!
heres a trick with burdock. it oxidizes super fast! like super super fast. the fastest anything will ever oxidize. so when you are cutting it i find the best way to cut it is to pretend you are sharpening a pencil with a knife - slicing bits off of the root. do this over a bowl of water, so that the slices land in the water. this way it won't oxidize.
then heat the oilive oil and sesame oil in a pan. add the ginger and the garlic. cook for maybe 30 seconds, and then add in the burdock and the carrots. until they are tender. at this point you can add in the mysterious green vegetables! hahaha, the thing was, i had a green leafy vegetable in my fridge, but i actually had no idea what it was! at first i thought it was spinach, but then i thought to myself, no that's not spinach. it must be bok choy. only when julie returned from mexico did she inform me that she had in fact bought collard greens! so that's what it was. either way it was delicious, and all of the above would have been delicious also...
so, yeah cook those green things until they are cooked down a bit and then add in all the sauces, and stir fry a little longer. sprinkle with sesame seeds when done!
mmm mmm delicious