This versatile recipe from Danielle Chang's Lunar New Year celebration works with most tender leafy greens—including baby bok choy and choy sum (flowering cabbage)—so pick whatever looks best at the market. Once it is swirled into the garlic-scented oil, the fermented soybean paste adds a layer of savory pungency.

Danielle Chang
February 2021

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Credit: Photo by Greg DuPree / Food Styling by Torie Cox / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat a 12-to 14-inch wok over high. Add 1 tablespoon oil, and swirl to coat (oil should be very fragrant). Add 3 garlic cloves, and stir-fry until blistered in spots, about 30 seconds. Quickly add 2 teaspoons doenjang, half of the pea sprouts, and 1 tablespoon wine. Working quickly to prevent burning, stir-fry until pea sprouts reduce to about one-fourth of their original volume and become crisp-tender, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to a serving platter. Do not wipe wok clean.

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  • Repeat procedure with remaining oil, garlic, doenjang, pea sprouts, and wine. Serve immediately.

Notes

Find doenjang and Shaoxing wine at Chinese grocery stores or online.

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