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
Instructions
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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6 comments:

  1. I love Cooking Light, I look forward to each issue! Great stir fry, I think my family would thoroughly enjoy this meal!

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  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!

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  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. :)

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  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.

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  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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