We Should All Be Willing To Try New Things, Don't Pass Them By!!!!
Everyone who follows my blog knows my passion for fresh cooked shrimp. What everyone doesn't know is my new gem, thanks to my daughter who got me hooked, baby bok choy. Not really sure why, in the past, I have not even bothered with it, it is delicious and cooks up very quickly. I must admit I passed it off and on through the years in the markets, passing by without a second glance. That will now change.
I have been trying it different ways and to date this has been my favorite. Maybe, if you haven't tried it before and would like to try something new, this might give you an idea. No reason chicken or pork wouldn't work served this way too.
Here is what I did today:
Preheated my oven to 400 degrees
Cut my baby bok choy in half lengthwise and soaked in cold water to remove any dirt that might be hiding in the layers for a bit (I also do this before slicing width wise for sauteed recipes using it)
While that was soaking, I got my shrimp ready to cook the last few minutes on my stove top, or you could also roast them a few minutes at the end of the bok choy roasting time
Made my lite soy sauce and honey mixture, to taste, or you could use an already made sauce of choice
Drained and dried my halves, placed on my lightly sprayed pan
Roasted cut side up for 10-12 minutes depending on size until crisp tender when pressed on, cooking my shrimp last 4-5 minutes
Plated my items and while hot drizzled with my honey soy sauce mixture
Note: I wanted some color and something cool to offset my hot items so went with cherry tomatoes, you could roast the tomatoes along with the bok choy if you prefer, adding your shrimp last little bit and end up with an actual sheet pan dish.
Today I went this way, another day I might go the other way, one thing is certain, it is my kitchen and my choice.
Stay safe everyone, Happy cooking!!