I used chicken broth instead of water since I had it. I also used the basil and garlic from a jar. I think it would have been better with fresh garlic but this was still great! This is also a perfect recipe to try different combinations of veggies....mushrooms, peapods, water chestnuts, bean sprouts with the broccoli would all be good. I think I would add a bit more broth and thickener next time to have more sauce and more veggies because you just can't have too many veggies. I will make this again and again...
Shrimp with Broccoli
Here's an example of international cooking at its fastest and best: a speedy Asian take-out favorite given an update with the Italian sparkle of basil, garlic and lemon.
9 Reviews for Shrimp with Broccoli
This was one of the best things I've ever made! My whole family LOVED it! My 9 year old daughter ate three helpings! I used chicken broth, skipped the crushed red pepper, and served it over orzo pasta. I might serve it over brown rice next time just to make it a little healthier. This recipe is definitely a keeper, and I'll be making it many times to come! Delicious!!
I made this in less than 30 minutes, love that!!
I used frozen shrimp, added a bit more liquid but then I cooked the broccoli in that and it was fine. Needed more broccoli. I also sub'd flour for cornstarch, didn't miss the cornstarch. It tasted a little salty at first but then I added a little more liquid to make more sauce because we served it over whole wheat spaghetti, it was yummy. Didn't have any lemon, maybe that's what was missing. My husband said to use more garlic. The whole deal could be a bit saucier... not sure if I would change it much beyond that, simple, tasty, low-fat... It's a keeper!
Even my finicky husband and 8 yr old son loved it and said I have to make it again!
Too frackin awesome! No cornstarch, substituted flour, still so tasty!!! Served with mandarin orange salad with fresh greens, sunflower seeds and Asian sesame dressing. Whole meal 270 calories--cannot beat that!
I served this with brown rice. It could use a little more flavor, but overall a good recipe.