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Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce


30 min

Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce

Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce Photo 1


Bbq sauce


30 min


4 persons




4.00 rating-star (96)


Author: Victoria Bailey
I really wanted to recreate my favorite Chinese take-out dish. After several attempts, here is the result! Serve over hot cooked rice.


  • fresh broccoli florets: 2 cups
  • water: 1 Tbsp
  • peanut oil: 2 Tbsp
  • garlic, minced: 4 large cloves
  • low-sodium chicken broth: 1 cup
  • soy sauce: 1 Tbsp
  • oyster sauce: 1 Tbsp
  • grated fresh ginger root: 2 tsp
  • uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined: 1 pound
  • canned water chestnuts, drained: 0.25 cup
  • cornstarch: 2 Tbsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Combine broccoli and water in a glass bowl; steam in microwave oven until slightly tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
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  2. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Cook garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low; add chicken broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and ginger root to the garlic. Bring the mixture to a boil and add the shrimp; cook and stir until the shrimp turn pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Toss steamed broccoli and water chestnuts with the shrimp mixture to coat with the sauce. Stir cornstarch into the mixture 1 tablespoon at a time until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
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History of the Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce

Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce is a popular dish in Chinese cuisine. Its origin is believed to be from the Cantonese region of China. The dish has become increasingly popular in the United States, as a staple on Chinese restaurant menus. It is a delicious and healthy dish that combines the sweetness of shrimp, the crunchiness of broccoli, and the bold flavors of garlic and oyster sauce.

Tips and Tricks for Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce Recipe

To make the perfect Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce, you need to follow a few tips and tricks:

  1. Use fresh ingredients: Fresh ingredients are the key to the success of this dish. Use fresh broccoli, shrimp, and garlic to enhance the flavor of the dish.

  2. Cook the broccoli just right: Overcooking the broccoli will make it mushy and will destroy its vibrant green color. Steam the broccoli until it is slightly tender, but still retains its crunch.

  3. Use the right oil: Peanut oil is the best oil to use for this recipe, as it has a high smoke point and does not impart any flavor.

  4. Don't overcook the shrimp: Overcooking the shrimp will make it tough and rubbery. Cook the shrimp until it turns pink, which usually takes 3 to 4 minutes.

  5. Thicken the sauce with cornstarch: To thicken the sauce, mix cornstarch with water and add it slowly to the sauce while stirring continuously.

Tips for presenting the dish

To present Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce, place a serving of steamed rice on a plate and top it with the shrimp and broccoli mixture. Garnish with sliced scallions or sesame seeds for added flavor and presentation. Serve hot and enjoy!

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