(37) Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Another excellent quickie for a weeknight dinner! I have to take this moment to tell you that I DESPISE garlic in the jar! Use the real stuff (ginger, too!) – it’s so worth it! I used 4 cloves of garlic to get 1 Tbsp of minced. The sauce was not runny, but just sticky enough (like you get at the local Chinese place!) and very flavorful! If you don’t like spicy things, cut the red pepper flakes down to 1/8th of a tsp.

I served this over rice and with some mini-eggrolls.  In the time it took the rice to cook, this dish was ready! This is a repeater for sure!


Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Source: Cooking Light, JANUARY 2008
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Stir-fry a zesty shrimp dish for a quick weeknight dinner. Spoon over basmati or jasmine rice. Try the recipe with chicken or steak, too.

1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups small broccoli florets
1 cup vertically sliced onion

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Heat 2 teaspoons canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic to pan; stir-fry 30 seconds. Sprinkle shrimp with salt. Add shrimp to pan, and stir-fry 3 minutes or until done. Remove shrimp mixture from the pan.

Add remaining 1 teaspoon canola oil to pan. Add broccoli and onion to pan; stir-fry 4 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Add shrimp mixture and broth mixture to pan; cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.

CALORIES 220 (27% from fat); FAT 6.7g (sat 0.8g,mono 2.4g,poly 1.9g); IRON 3.6mg; CHOLESTEROL 172mg; CALCIUM 105mg; CARBOHYDRATE 11.8g; SODIUM 577mg; PROTEIN 26.2g; FIBER 2.8g

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