I love experimenting with different vegetables and flavor combinations. The other day I picked up some baby bok choy without knowing for sure what I was going to use it for. Baby bok choy is sold at most supermarkets. It is super easy to make and takes no time at all. It is not usually sold at my local Giant, but there are some regular grocery stores (Shoppers Food Warehouse, for example) that carry it. You can always find it at Whole Foods. Then again you can find just about anything there.

Tuesday night, I threw together the recipe below and it turned out awesome. I served it over soba noodles with a salad.


Serves 2

Defrost 16 raw shrimp. Clean 2 baby bok choys by cutting the bottom off, removing each leaf and rinsing it with water. Chop the leaves into bite-sized chunks.

Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat with 1 tb. vegetable oil and 1 tsp. sesame oil. Add the shrimp to the pan and sprinkle salt and pepper on them. Cook them for 1.5 minutes on each side or until pink.

Remove the shrimp from the pan.

Add 1/2 tsp. sesame oil and 1 large clove of chopped garlic to the pan. Saute the garlic for 30 seconds. Add the baby bok choy to the pan with 1.5 tsp. tamari sauce. Saute for 30 seconds.

Tamari sauce is a little sweeter and thicker than soy sauce. If you don’t have tamari you can surely use soy sauce.

Cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat down to low. Let the bok choy cook for 3 minutes. Add the cooked shrimp and 1/2 tsp. tamari sauce back to the pan. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on the mixture if desired.

Serve over cooked soba noodles.

Bon appetit!

I hope you enjoyed Hillman’s Helpings! Have a great day.


Lauren Hillman
Hillman’s Helpings