Garlicky Shrimp Stir Fry

Stir fry dinners are so easy yet so flavorful! I am always on the lookout for a new recipe to try and is my go to blog the awesome recipes! This one did not disappoint. I feel like this is an excellent fall/winter recipe to try and that time is not upon us!

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Garlicky Shrimp Stir Fry with Shiitakes and Bok Choy

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
1½ pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

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.
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).