Garlicky Shrimp Stir-fry with Shiitakes and Bok Choy

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Shrimp with baby bok choy and shiitake mushrooms in a garlicky stir fry fresh ginger, sesame oil, mirin and crushed red pepper. No soy sauce! And way better than take out!

Garlicky Shrimp Stir-fry with Shiitakes and Bok ChoyShrimp Stir Fry

If you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal that’s both light in calories and easy to make, this garlicky shrimp stir fry is your dish! It’s also naturally gluten-free and perfect for Whole30 or Paleo diets since this stir-fry recipe has no soy-sauce. Some of my other favorite stir fry recipes are Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry and also my Skirt Steak Beef Stir Fry with Bok Choy and Zucchini.

garlicky shrimp stir-fry with shiitakes and bok choy cooked in a pan.

Stir fry is one of my go to last minute quick meals, especially because it’s so versatile. For example, if you don’t have or want to use shrimp, you can substitute with beef, chicken, pork or even just more vegetables. You can also use other vegetables like zucchini, asparagus, snow peas, broccoli and even bell peppers.

This recipe is slightly adapted from the cookbook Plated: Weeknight Dinners, Weekend Feasts and Everything in Between. You may be familiar with their food deliver company where all the ingredients get delivered right to your home. Well, the culinary team behind the scenes, Elena and Suzanne created this cookbook to give their customers recipes to cook anytime. I attended a dinner for the launch of their book. Here we all got to create seasonal salsas for an amazing shrimp taco dinner (recipes also in the book) complete with a wonderful panna cotta dessert.

Raw ingredients of garlicky shrimp stir-fry with shiitakes and bok choy.

Mushrooms and bok choy in a pan. Raw shrimp added to the stir fry.

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If you're looking for a quick weeknight meal that's both light in calories and easy to make, this is your dish!
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Garlicky Shrimp Stir-fry with Shiitakes and Bok Choy

284 Cals 38.7 Protein 24.5 Carbs 4.5 Fats
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese
If you're looking for a quick weeknight meal that's both light in calories and easy to make, this is your dish! It's also naturally gluten-free and perfect for Whole30 or Paleo diets since this stir-fry recipe has no soy-sauce.

Ingredients

  • 4 baby bok choy
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound shiitake mushrooms
  • 1- inch knob fresh ginger
  • ½ cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch*
  • 1   tablespoon mirin*
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Instructions

  • Cut the bok choy crosswise into 1⁄2-inch slices, keeping the leaves and stalks separate.
  • Mince the garlic. Stem the shiitakes and thinly slice the caps. Peel and mince the ginger.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the stock, cornstarch, and mirin.
  • In a large nonstick pan, heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the bok choy stalks and shiitakes, spreading into a single layer. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook without moving until starting to brown on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir and cook until softening, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the crushed red pepper, garlic, ginger, and bok choy leaves and stir to combine. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Season the shrimp on both sides with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add to the vegetables and cook until just pink, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  • Push all the ingredients to the outer edges of the pan. Pour the stock mixture into the center, and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir everything together to combine and coat, then remove the pan from the heat. Taste the stir-fry and add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve over rice if desired (not included in nutritional information).

Notes

*For whole30 or paleo replace cornstarch with arrow root powder, and mirin with rice vinegar.
Adapted from the cookbook Plated: Weeknight Dinners, Weekend Feasts and Everything in Between

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 24.5g, Protein: 38.7g, Fat: 4.5g, Cholesterol: 258mg, Sodium: 655mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 6.3g
WW Points Plus: 7
Keywords: dairy free, Gluten Free, low carb, Paleo, Under 30 Minutes, Whole 30 Recipes

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66 comments

  1. This was fabulous! CSA had an abundance of bok choy and it was well used in this recipe!

  2. This was a great recipe! I added more cornstarch because there was an excessive amount of liquid but I couldn’t seem to get the sauce thick enough. I also used baby Bella mushrooms instead and added scallops to the recipe. My family really enjoyed this meal!

  3. This is an excellent recipe!!! I added a sliced onion, a sliced carrot and a julienned red bell pepper. I also used Olive Oil spray a few times as I had a lot of veggies to sauté. Delicious!!!

  4. This was one of my least favorite recipes. I felt that the flavor was off. Very spicy and salty. I didn’t even use that much salt. I felt that the rice vinegar over powder the flavor.

  5. I really enjoyed this recipe! Super easy and light. It was nice to make a stir fry without soy sauce for something different. Will make this again!

  6. This is awesome and simple! I have also substituted the shrimp for tofu and it was great!

  7. Made this recipe exactly as instructed. Seems super spicy but but I love spicy so am thinking it’s actually just so salty it seems spicy. Anyone else have this experience?

  8. OMG this was DELICIOUS!  Husband tends to double the sauces for stir fry from Gina’s recipes, which adds very few points.  Used regular bok choy and half chicken/half shrimp.  Soooo good…..I’d eat it all day long.  Can’t wait to have again.  

  9. This looks fabulous.  Heading out to get ingredients now!  Thank you!