Friday, May 24, 2013

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

How many of you subscribe to Cooking Light?  I've been a subscriber for about 5 years.  I like knowing how many calories are in my meals and most of their recipes are pretty easy and made in a short amount of time.

When I make stir fry, shrimp is my go-to ingredient.  We like the flavor it provides overall to the dish and, well, because sometimes I don't have good luck with chicken - it is probably chef error! While this recipe called for broccoli, you could add other veggies you like - carrots, peppers, snow peas - the list is endless.  Often I will add those cute baby corns (canned in the asian aisle section of your grocery store).  And sometimes I buy pre-made sauce but for this recipe I used what it said - including minced ginger - aaaah, there is something about ginger that not only smells good while cooking but also provides a great flavor.

Hope you enjoy this recipe.... I still haven't mastered the chop sticks - they are just a prop :-)

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 12 oz medium shrimp, cleaned
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 2 ½ T canola oil
  • 1/4 cup green onions, cut on diagonal
  • 2 t minced fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic sliced thin
  • 1 medium head of broccoli florets (2-3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 T rice vinegar
  • 1 t honey
  • 1/4 t crushed red pepper
1. Place shrimp and cornstarch in bowl and toss to coat
2. In a wok, heat 1 T oil over medium high heat. Stir fry the shrimp about 2 minutes each side then remove
3. Add another 1 ½ t oil to wok, then add green onions, ginger and garlic. Stir fry 45 seconds then add the mixture to the shrimp
4. Add 1 T oil and stir fry broccoli for 2 minutes; add shrimp mixture back in with remaining ingredients.
5. Bring to boil and cook about 1 minutes until heated through and shrimp done
6. Serve over rice
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  1. I love Cooking Light, I look forward to each issue! Great stir fry, I think my family would thoroughly enjoy this meal!

  2. Shrimp is so easy to cook with. And it is delicious. Can't wait to try this. I do agree--ginger has a heavenly smell!

  3. Hey Deb! I love shrimp. It's so much healthier than beef and I think it's even healthier than chicken! Looks delish. Pinned. :)

  4. I love cooking light I got a subscription for my mom to help her loss weight. The best recipes fairly easy and always healthy. Thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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