Shrimp With Bok Choy, Sriracha and Shirataki Noodles

Shrimp with Bok Choy, Sriracha and Shirataki Noodles, a quick and easy stir fry dinner made with shrimp and vegetables in a light garlicky ginger sauce. Shrimp, Bok Choy, Sriracha, snow peas, and Shirataki Noodles stir fry in a serving bowl

I made for my family, Shrimp with Bok Choy, Sriracha and Shirataki Noodles, a quick and easy stir fry dinner.  The shrimp sizzled alongside the fresh vegetables, which were sautéed in a light garlicky ginger sauce.

The mouthwatering aroma rising from the skillet prepared us for what was to be a very satisfying dinner.  The only complaint from my hungry family was I should have added more of the Shirataki Noodles.  I’ll know better next time!

A closeup of Shirataki Noodles in a colander

Shirataki Noodles are thin, translucent noodles made from Konjac flour, which comes from the roots of the yam-like Konjac plant grown in Japan and China.  They’re low carb, low calorie, gluten free and contain no fat or cholesterol. They’re a dieter’s dream and a perfect pasta substitute.  You can read all about them here.

Guilt-free noodles are what Shirataki Noodles should actually be called. I tried these remarkable noodles out for the first time the other evening and they were a huge hit with my family.  You’ll be surprised to know they taste almost like regular pasta.

Shrimp, Bok Choy, Sriracha, snow peas, and Shirataki Noodles stir fry in a serving bowl

I combined the flavorful bok choy with plump snow peas and sweet red peppers, which rounded the dish out nicely.  I happen to love cooking with Bok Choy and find it cooks so quickly that it’s a great addition to any stir fry recipe.  I found a wonderful tutorial from Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen on how to cut, clean and cook bok choy.  It’s definitely worth a read.

Closeup of Shrimp, Bok Choy, Sriracha, snow peas, and Shirataki Noodles

If you’re cooking this dish for your family and young children are involved, please take note, I only used 1/2 teaspoon of sriracha and my kids thought the  sauce was perfect.  My husband and I would have liked a little more spiciness, but since sriracha is so spicy and a drop or two can make a huge difference, add a little at a time until you reach your preferred level of spiciness.

Enjoy!

Shrimp With Bok Choy, Sriracha and Shirataki Noodles

Shrimp with Bok Choy, Sriracha and Shirataki Noodles is a quick and easy stir fry dinner. The shrimp sizzles alongside fresh vegetables which are sautéed in a light garlicky ginger sauce.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger , peeled and minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound bok choy or baby bok choy
  • 1/2 pound snow peas
  • 1/2 cup red pepper , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • (2) 9 ounce packages of Shirataki Noodles , rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet or wok to medium high heat. Add the olive oil to the skillet and let it heat for 30 seconds.
  • Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook until pink, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and ginger, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the rinsed and trimmed bok choy, snow peas and chopped peppers to the skillet. Stir in the soy sauce and cover the skillet with a lid. Stirring occasionally, cook for about 3 minutes until bok choy is wilted.
  • Add the Shirataki Noodles to the skillet.
  • Stir and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Add the sriracha sauce to taste.
  • Serve.

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