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Broccoli and Shrimp Stir Fry

By: Kate Sherwood for Nutrition Action
Broccoli and Shrimp Stir Fry
Broccoli and Shrimp Stir Fry
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You and your family are going to love this Broccoli and Shrimp Stir Fry. This healthy dinner recipe is super simple, yet absolutely delicious. The shrimp, broccoli, and garlic go together perfectly, so every bite will leave you wanting more. Because it takes only 25 minutes to make this stir fry recipe, this would make the perfect weeknight meal for busy, always-on-the-go families. Although this recipe currently serves two, you can easily double it to make the best possible family-dinner recipe. Healthy cooking really can't get much easier.


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Also, If you aren't a fan of shrimp, then you can swap the shrimp for chicken, scallops, or tofu. It's your choice!


Preparation Time25 min

Cooking MethodSkillet


  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound broccoli florets (4 cups)
  • 1/2 pound peeled, deveined shrimp
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 scallions, sliced


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the sherry, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, and corn starch.

  2. Heat 1 Tbs. of the oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds.

  4. Add the broccoli and 1/4 cup of water. Cook until the broccoli is bright green and the water has cooked off, about 2 minutes. Then, remove from the skillet.

  5. Add the remaining 1 Tbs. of oil and stir-fry the shrimp until just pink, 2-3 minutes.

  6. Stir in the soy sauce mixture, and bring to a boil.

  7. Return the broccoli to the pan, add the water chestnuts, and toss them with the sauce.

  8. Sprinkle the scallions on top.

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Everybody should try to get more cruciferous vegetables into their diet since they are a nutrition powerhouse. Known for their cancer prevention properties and also cardiovascular benefits, they contain a vast range of nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, and even folate. This is a great delicious way to get more broccoli into your diet, and it can be prepared very quickly with the shrimp!


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