Farmers Market Recipes:
Baby Bok Choy Soup

The Downtown College Park Farmers Market opened yesterday for the 2013 season and featured a cooking demo from the owner of local restaurant Fishnet. Ferhat Yalcin used baby bok choy and spring onions sold at the market for the base of his soup and cooked on site for market patrons to watch. Upon finishing the dish, patrons were able to sample the soup.

If you’d like to try the baby bok choy and spring onion soup yourself, here’s the ingredient list and directions:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 9 baby bok choy stalks
  • 4 spring onions
  • cilantro
  • lump crab meat
  • cilantro balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Chop baby bok choy and spring onions
  • Boil a pot of water
  • Slightly saute baby bok choy and spring onions in olive oil
  • Add baby bok choy and spring onions to boiling water
  • Add a handful of cilantro to water and simmer for 10-15 minutes
  • Remove vegetables from water and place in blender, processing until smooth
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • In serving cup, place a small portion of lump crab meat and pour the soup over
  • Finish with a dash of cilantro balsamic