Shrimp and Tofu with Bok Choy Recipe

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This is a tasty, Chinese inspired dish that our family loved. Ladle it over brown or jasmine rice on a cool evening. My recipe has double the tofu of the original recipe, and I will probably use even more tofu, and less shrimp, the next time around. Feel free to adjust the quantity of each based on your tastes.

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Servings: 4-6 Servings


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  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 whole shallot, minced
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 16 ounces firm or extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 green onions, including tops, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 1 1/2 pounds bok choy, chopped
  • 12 ounces peeled, deveined rock shrimp or medium prawns
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. In a measuring cup or bowl, stir together the broth, soy sauce, vinegar, and ketchup.
  2. Add the red pepper flakes to taste (1/4 teaspoon for medium heat; 1/2 teaspoon for hot). Set sauce aside.
  3. In a large, heavy wok or 12-inch-wide saute pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  4. When oil shimmers, add the shallot, ginger, and garlic and cook, stirring until fragrant, for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the tofu and green onions and stir until coated with aromatics.
  6. Stir in the bok choy and sauce mixture and let come to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the shrimp, cover again, and let cook 5 minutes more.
  8. In a small bowl, stir the cornstarch into 1/4 cup water. Add to pan and cook, stirring, until sauce starts to thicken, about 1 minute.
  9. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 324g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 231  
Calories from Fat 107 46%
Total Fat 12.07g 15%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 4%
Trans Fat 0.26g  
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 1013mg 42%
Potassium 674mg 19%
Total Carbs 10.19g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 8%
Sugars 3.8g 3%
Protein 21.11g 34%



  • John Spottiswood
    June 9, 2011
    I really enjoyed this tasty shrimp and tofu dish. I found myself digging around for extra tofu and bok choy, so I'd recommend increasing those relative to the shrimp.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    This is a variation
    • Bill Farley
      June 10, 2011

      Bill Farley
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


      • Tabassum
        June 10, 2011
        I love bok choy.I am going to make this dish.

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