Saturday, August 24, 2013

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry

I have two picky eaters at my house. My 3 year old eats better if she takes a nap and my 5 year old doesn't usually try healthy food. I make them both sit there until they try at least 3 bites of everything on their plate. When we were at the grocery store last week my 5 year old asked if we could have shrimp. (that has never happened in the history of her life!) To make it a bit healthier, I threw in some broccoli and it turned out delicious! My 5 year old ate it all - Hope you like it as much as we did!

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry

1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
4 cloves of minced garlic
1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups small broccoli florets
1 cup onion, chopped

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic to pan; stir-fry 30 seconds. Sprinkle shrimp with salt. Add shrimp to pan, and stir-fry 3 minutes or until done. Remove shrimp mixture from the pan.

Add remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil to pan. Add broccoli and onion to pan; stir-fry 4 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Add shrimp mixture and broth mixture to pan; cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.

Serve over brown rice.

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1 comment:

  1. My wife is looking for a recipe that she can cook tomorrow, because her friends will coming to our house. I think this recipe is the perfect dish for her visitors. I will show this to her.

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