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Did it snow in? No problem. A well-stocked freezer is your answer to a quick and nutritious dinner, any night of the week.
Today I am sharing my Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry, but you can also mix shrimp with whole wheat spaghetti, spinach, garlic and a little olive oil for a quick and easy meal. Of course, I also love how it's prepared in my Soba Shrimp Noodles in Peanut Sauce.
Frozen shrimp is only 60 calories per serving and a nice change of pace from the usual chicken breast. The best part? They're easy to defrost – all you need to do is soak them in cold water for 7-10 minutes and you're on your way to a quick meal.
I love to fry at the end of the week to clean the fridge. Chop up the veggies on hand: bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, celery, green beans, asparagus, cauliflower – the options are endless.
Serve with some brown rice and chives to complete the meal or you could toast some nori seaweed sheets and use them instead of a fork.
The best ingredients to have on hand for cooking in Asia?
- Soy sauce or Tamari
- Roasted sesame oil
- Rice vinegar
- Hoisin sauce
- Chopped ginger
- Chili sauce
- Fish sauce
See my guide on Stocking the Pantry for Asian Cooking for more details.
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Exchange shrimp with chicken or beef:
This stir fry is a very versatile recipe and tastes great with any protein you have on hand, such as chicken, beef, pork, or tofu.
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Sauteed shrimp and Chinese broccoli
Asian flavors combine to make a tasty shrimp and sauteed broccoli that is healthy and easy to prepare. Ready in less than 30 minutes!
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cook time 15 minutes Total time 25 minutes
Servings4 Calories 115kcal
- 1 pound frozen or fresh shrimp (raw, in shell or peeled)
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 large onion (thinly sliced)
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
- 3 garlic cloves (grated)
- 2 tablespoons ginger (grated)
- 8 ounces shitake mushrooms (thinly sliced)
- 6 cups broccoli (chopped into florets)
- 1/3 cup chicken broth (low sodium)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
- 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon of garlic and chili paste
- Whisk the egg whites and cornstarch and then pour over the thawed shrimp. Mix well to cover and reserve.
- Heat a large wok or deep frying pan over high heat for a couple of minutes to heat.
- Spray with nonstick spray and add shrimp.
- Mix frequently for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp are pink.
- Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Meanwhile, in the same pan, add the onion, salt, and pepper. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
- Add ginger and garlic and sauté an additional 30 seconds.
- Add mushrooms and sauté 2 minutes.
- Add the chopped broccoli and chicken stock. Bring to a boil and then cover with an airtight lid to steam for 3-4 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, hoisin sauce, chili paste with garlic, and sesame oil.
- Add sauce to skillet along with shrimp and sauté 3-4 minutes or until shrimp are hot.
- Serve with brown rice and chives.
Can I exchange shrimp with chicken or beef?
Absolutely! This stir fry is a very versatile recipe and tastes great with any protein you have on hand, such as chicken, beef, pork, or tofu.
Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 921 mg | Potassium: 564 mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 850 IU | Vitamin C: 126mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1 mg
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