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Shrimp Stir-Fry with Bok Choy, Mushrooms and Peppers

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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

Stir-frying is a good way to get a meal cooked quickly. The work is in the preparation so get every one to chop one vegetable to make light work.


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 16 extra large shrimp (shelled and deveined)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 bell peppers, one each of red, yellow and green, seeded and diced
  • 6 large shitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
  • 1 small bok choy, trimmed of outer leaves and chopped
  • 1 cup sliced canned water chestnuts
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


    1. Heat the canola oil in a large wok or saute pan. When the pan is hot, add the shrimp and stir-fry over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until they just turn pink. Then, remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
    2. Using the same pan, add the garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, bok choy, and water chestnuts, and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
    3. Deglaze the pan with the soy sauce and stock and continue cooking until the vegetables are tender and crisp.
    4. Stir in the scallions, ginger, pepper flakes, cilantro, lemon juice, and cooked shrimp, and stir-fry until all the liquid has evaporated and the vegetables are lightly glazed. Serve immediately.
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Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.

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