Spicy shrimp with Green Beans and a side of Bok Choy
When I first met Hassan it was big deal if I boiled pasta right. Anytime something had to go in the oven, it was always undercooked. I suppose this could be because I stuck the pan of food in right away instead of waiting until the oven beeped at 350. For some reason I really felt that the food would cook while the temperature of the oven was still rising and that I wouldn’t need to add extra time to it. Several rookie mistakes later, I’ve learned patience in the kitchen and cooking is something I’ve come to enjoy. While I don’t claim to be an expert in any of it, I’m lucky to have a husband who eats anything I make thus encouraging the whole process. Last night I made a spicy shrimp and green bean recipe after we had enjoyed it at a local restaurant, with a side of bok choy. Simple and flavorful!
- 2 bunches of bok choy- cut the coarse bottom and halve or quarter lengthwise
- 4 garlic cloves- minced
- Scallions- chopped
- 2 tbsp water
- 2-3 tbsp soy sauce
- Vegetable or olive oil
After heating oil (use a pan that has a lid), add garlic and scallions. Let them brown for a minute. Add bok choy, water and soy sauce then cover for 2-3 minutes. Stir once, and cover again for an additional 5 minutes. Serve!
Spicy shrimp and green beans:
- 15-20 pieces of shrimp- deveined/ tail off etc
- 4 garlic cloves – minced
- 2 fistfuls of green beans- cut off ends and halve
- 1 small yellow onion- chopped
- 1 tomato – chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- tsp of pepper
- tsp of red pepper flakes
- tsp of chili powder
- tsp of cumin
Use a wok or large pan and heat oil. Add shrimp and cook on each side, takes 1- 2 min then set aside.
Add green beans and cook/stir for 5 min. While green beans are cooking, in a small bowel mix brown sugar and soy sauce together until dissolved then set aside.
Add onions and stir for additional 2 min. Then add garlic and tomatoes. Cook for 3 more min. Stir in pepper, red pepper flakes, chili powder and cumin.
Add in shrimp and soy sauce/brown sugar mixture and stir for additional 2 min.