Easy Peasy Broccoli and Shrimp Stir Fry
Cuisine: Oriental
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Serves: 4 servings
  • Medium shrimp – 750 gms (about 10 to 15), peeled and deveined
  • Broccoli florets – 4 cups
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
  • Green onion/spring onion – 1, thinly sliced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
For the sauce
  • Light soy sauce – 3 tbsp
  • Oyster sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Rice wine vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Fish sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Brown sugar, packed – 1 tbsp
  • Freshly grated ginger – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic – 6 cloves, minced
  • Vegetable oil – 1 tsp [Original recipe called for sesame oil, but I didn’t have it handy so I replaced it with sunflower oil. Sesame oil will add a more intense oriental flavor to the dish.]
  • Cornflour/cornstarch – 1 tsp
  • Sriracha sauce – 1 tsp, optional
  1. Peel and devein the shrimp keeping the tails intact. I also kept the heads intact but you can remove them if you wish. Season the shrimps with salt and set aside.
  2. Steam the broccoli florets in boiling water for 5 minutes until soft but not mushy. Do not overcook the broccoli. Drain the broccoli and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
  3. First make the sauce by combining together soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, Sriracha sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, oil and cornflour in a small bowl. Whisk everything well to make a homogeneous sauce. Set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and sauté them until pink, about 2-3 minutes each side. Take them out on a plate.
  5. Next add a bit more oil into the skillet and add the steamed broccoli. Season with salt and pepper and give few quick stir.
  6. Now stir in the sauce mixture until well combined and slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Return the sautéed shrimps to the skillet and coat them well with the sauce.
  7. Garnished with sesame seeds and green onion. Serve hot!
Recipe by Flavor Quotient at http://www.flavorquotient.com/2015/09/easy-broccoli-and-shrimp-stir-fry/