Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce Recipe -
Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce

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

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Combine broccoli and water in a glass bowl; steam in microwave oven until slightly tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 13, 2013

Sometimes great dishes/recipes are born of necessity, as was this dish tonight. As a Roman Catholic on Ash Wednesday, I needed a meatless dish and, because I am “hitting the road” again in a couple of days, finding ways to use the fresh produce in the fridge was a priority. An ingredient search quickly led me to this recipe and it was a winner for me. I didn’t measure anything – the beauty of cooking is that you can use ingredients to your own tastes rather than adhere to strict measurements as is the case, for the most part, with baking. If you want more soy sauce and oyster sauce (as I did) add a little more! More sauce? Add a little more cornstarch mixed with water or chicken broth. I had mushrooms as well as broccoli to use up so I substituted the mushrooms for the indicated water chestnuts, which I really think I prefer anyway. I tossed this with some spaghetti to which I added a good dab of butter and finished it all with a sprinkle of chopped green onion and toasted sesame seeds. It was a simple and deliciously satisfying dinner. I and my tummy are doing a happy dance.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 07, 2013

I tried this recipe in hopes of finding the perfect garlic sauce. Unfortunately, this wasn’t it. This is very weak on flavor and just feels like it’s missing something. To perk it up, I doubled the amount of oyster sauce and also added a tsp. of sesame oil which helped a great deal. After reading the instructions, I felt this recipe lacked some basic cooking principles, so I chose a different route. After sautéing the garlic, I added the shrimp, stir-fried until cooked and transferred to a separate plate. To avoid the risk of a clumpy sauce, I mixed up all of the sauce ingredients (including the corn starch) in a separate bowl and then added it to the wok. When it was thick, I tossed with the steamed broccoli, shrimp, and water chestnuts.


26 Ratings

Dec 14, 2012

I chose this recipe because it used ingredients I had on hand. The only change I made was to substitute chopped celery for the water chestnuts. Although this was quick and easy to make it was very bland. The amount of soy sauce and oyster sauce was far too little to have any impact. These ingredients should be doubled or tripled.

Jan 02, 2013

I added a red and orange pepper to this recipe and it turned out amazing! Thank you!

Oct 14, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this. Tasted like it came right out of a restaurant too. I made a few changes based on what I already had at home. I used 1lb wild caught frozen shrimp, powdered ginger, instead of peanut oil, I used olive oil and instead of chicken broth I used veggie broth. I used a store bought veggie stir fry mix instead of the fresh broccoli. I love lots of sauce in my meals so in a separate bowl I added broth with a couple spoonfuls of flour. It really thickened up everything. I will be making this for my family again! Oh, before I forget, I also added about 1/4tsp of cayanne pepper as I thought it was missing something just couldn't figure out what.

May 17, 2013

Very nice. I used a 50/50 blend of sesame oil and olive oil instead of peanut oil and I used powdered ginger instead of ginger root. I also left out the water chestnuts and I used a lobster base instead of the oyster juice. I also added in a little white pepper. I know this sounds like not even the same recipe by the time I was done, but I believe it would have been just as good as written. You might say that my inventory dictates my recipes. Oh, and I used fully cooked shrimp. I should have thickened my sauce before adding in the shrimp, but I didn't so they got a little tough, but still tasty. I will make again.

Feb 14, 2013

Hubs said this one is a "do it again". I used mushrooms instead of the water chestnuts, and served this over angel hair pasta. The sauce could use a little "kick". Next time I will add some crushed red pepper. Good recipe!

Oct 01, 2012

Prepared it as is...and it was wonderful. Added red pepper flakes to my dish for a little extra heat. Served with rice.


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  • Calories
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 174 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 496 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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