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Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

4.75 from 4 votes
Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli should be added to your weekday dinner menu because it’s so easy and fast to cook and is loaded with nutrition. {Gluten-Free adaptable}
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: weekday dinner
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Author: Maggie



  • 1 lbs (450 g) shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry for gluten free)


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoons cornstarch

Stir Fry

  • 1 head broccoli , separated into bite-sized florets
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 4 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger (Optional)


  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Mix well until the shrimp are evenly coated with a layer of slurry.
  • Whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Heat 1/4 cup water in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until boiling. Spread the broccoli in the skillet. Cooked covered for 1 minute or so, until the broccoli is mostly cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Wipe the pan with a few layers of paper towel held in a pair of tongs to remove the extra water, if needed.
  • Add the oil and spread the shrimp in one layer in the skillet. Let cook for 30 seconds without moving. Cook and stir occasionally until the bottom turns golden. Flip to cook the other side until golden.
  • Add the garlic and minced ginger. Stir a few times to release the fragrance.
  • Add the cooked broccoli back into the skillet. Stir the sauce again to dissolve the cornstarch completely. Pour sauce into the pan. Stir to mix well, until the sauce thickens. Immediately transfer everything to a plate.
  • Serve hot over steamed rice or noodles as a main dish.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 370kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 40g, Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 328mg, Sodium: 851mg, Fiber: 4.4g, Sugar: 8.9g