Black Pepper Shrimp

Black Pepper Shrimp

This Vietnamese-inspired meal is at its best with freshly ground black pepper.

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup shrimp mixture and 1 cup rice)


  • 3/4 cup organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 none to 3 teaspoons chile paste (such as sambal oelek)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 none garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups (1/2-inch) slices bok choy (about 4 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 4 cups hot cooked rice


Combine broth and next 7 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl, and stir with a whisk. Set aside.

Heat oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic; stir-fry 30 seconds. Add bok choy, mushrooms, onions, and shrimp. Stir-fry 3 minutes or until bok choy begins to wilt. Add broth mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and shrimp are done. Serve over rice.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 465none
  • Calories from fat: 14%
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Protein: 40.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 57.3g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 259mg
  • Iron: 6.8mg
  • Sodium: 831mg
  • Calcium: 149mg

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