Cooking For One Recipes: Sirloin and Bok Choy (A Valentine’s Meal)

Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

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We’re all feeling the love with Valentine’s Day approaching, and what better way to show your love (for yourself or for your significant other) than by making an easy meal that is delicious!

If you haven’t ever cooked or eaten Bok Choy, you are in for a treat, especially with this recipe from


  • 1/8 cup unsalted butter
  • 5 teaspoons minced garlic (or to taste)
  • 12 -14 baby bok choy (washed thoroughly) – I grabbed this Bok Choy at Whole Foods (Virginia Beach)
  • 1 1/2 cups canned low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb sirloin filet (or filet mignon)
  • Salt and pepper

Steak Ingredients

Frugal Chick Prep – Bok Choy

1. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over moderate heat.

2. Add minced garlic and saute about 2-3 minutes until barely golden/brown.

3. Add bok choy and chicken broth and simmer until bok choy is tender, turning occasionally, about 8 minutes.

4. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Use a slotted spoon to serve.

Frugal Chick Prep – Sirloin Filet

No fancy recipe here. My recommendation for Sirloin filet is to marinate 2-3 hours minimum before cooking. Some of my favorite spices include Penzey’s Chicago Steak Seasoning and my favorite marinade is Allegro Meat Tenderizer and Marinade (which can be found at Harris Teeter). If spices aren’t your thing, a little unsalted butter with salt and pepper always does the trick!

  • Marinate steak desired time
  • Grill steak to desired internal temperature
  • Thinly slice steak and serve over baby bok choy

Enjoy by candlelight…Happy Valentine’s Day!


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