Bok Choy with Wild Mushrooms
2 ounces dried wild mushrooms
1/2 cup dry vermouth (or preferred wine)
2 heads of bok choy
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Heat the vermouth a little and add the mushrooms to reconstitute. Let sit for at least five minutes, or according to package directions. Thinly slice the bok choy stalks and shred the leaves.
Heat about a tablespoon of oil over medium heat and cook the garlic until golden. Strain the mushrooms, reserving their steeping liquid, and add to the pan along with the bok choy stalks. Cook, stirring, on medium high heat until the stalks are just beginning to soften. Add the leaves and cook, stirring, until they begin to wilt.
Whisk the vermouth together with the soy sauce and sesame oil and add to the pan. Stir and simmer until slightly reduced and the stalks are tender. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed - you may want to add just a pinch of sugar.