What to cook this week: Recipes featuring Asian vegetables

Native to central Asia, vegetables like nappa cabbage and bok choy are now grown locally to meet consumer demand. China Photos/Getty Images

What to cook this week” is a weekly series featuring recipes that use local, seasonal produce. Look for new ideas and recipes every Thursday.

Asian vegetables, including nappa cabbage, bok choy and Chinese broccoli, are native to central Asia. However, due to demand in western countries, they are now also grown locally. The Canadian growing season for many of these vegetables end in November.

The greens are a good source of Vitamins A and C, as well as potassium. They keep well in the fridge for about a week and are often used in salad, soup and stir-fry recipes.

Try these recipes from Food Network Canada that feature Asian vegetables.

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