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Spicy Ginger Shrimp with Baby Bok Choy

Total Time
30 min
25 min
5 min
The trick to a great stir-fry is movement and heat. A screaming hot pan gets a char on the ingredients while constants stirring allows them to cook and not just burn. Ready in 30 minutes, this Chinese-inspired stir-fry recipe is a perfect way to hone your skills. Notes of garlic and ginger flavor the shrimp and vegetables in advance of the sauce. Briny soy sauce, spicy sriracha and a hint of sugar comprise the sauce along with cornstarch which thickens as it heats and makes a glossy sheen. Crispy bok choy is a great vegetable here but you can also add broccoli or any other vegetable of your choice. Serve over rice noodles or on a bed of steamed brown rice for a complete meal. Try on a busy weeknight and watch the kids enjoy your version of their favorite takeout.


Canned chicken broth

½ cup(s)

Low sodium soy sauce

2 tsp

Sriracha hot sauce

1 tsp, or more to taste


1½ tsp


¼ tsp

Black pepper

tsp, freshly ground

Peanut oil

4 tsp, or vegetable oil

Minced ginger

2 Tbsp


1 large clove(s), smashed

Uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), large, peeled and deveined

Uncooked bok choy

8 oz, baby variety, trimmed, cut into 3-inch pieces (about 4 c)

Table salt

¼ tsp

Sherry wine (dry)

1 Tbsp, or white wine

Uncooked scallion(s)

1 medium, chopped


  1. Combine broth, soy sauce, sriracha, cornstarch, sugar and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or 12-inch skillet over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 second of contact; swirl in oil. Add ginger and garlic; stir-fry 10 seconds or until fragrant. Push aromatics to sides of wok and carefully add shrimp, spreading them evenly in one layer. Cook undisturbed, about 1 minute, until shrimp begin to sear; use a metal spatula to stir-fry 30 seconds, incorporating ginger mixture, until shrimp are orange but not cooked through.
  3. Add bok choy and sprinkle with salt. Swirl in sherry or wine; stir-fry 30 seconds or until bok choy just begins to turn bright green. Restir broth mixture, swirl into wok; stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until shrimp are just cooked and vegetables are tender crisp. Sprinkle with scallions and serve.
  4. Serving size: 1 c


To infuse a stir-fry with garlic flavor, add a whole smashed clove of garlic and save yourself the job of mincing it. If you don’t want anyone to bite into the garlic, just pull it out before serving.