Simple is the name of the game with this stir-fry recipe.

Asian Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry in a skillet on the stove

The base features only two standard ingredients: Shrimp and broccoli, while the flavorful sauce is comprised of pantry staples, including soy sauce, vinegar, honey, and garlic and onion powder. It comes together in a flash but will look like you labored over it for hours.

Whip up a batch of my Chocolate PB Energy Bites for dessert.

Asian Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry in a skillet on the stove
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Asian Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry

The base features only two standard ingredients: Shrimp and broccoli, with the flavorful sauce.
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


For the sauce

  • 4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil, or canola or grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger powder, or 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder, or 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, optional

For the stir-fry

  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined*
  • 16 ounces broccoli florets, 1-pound or ~7 heaping cups


For the sauce

  • Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Set aside.

For the stir-fry

  • Liberally coat a large skillet with oil spray and warm over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and allow to cook for 2 minutes undisturbed.
  • Then, flip and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until shrimp are pink and cooked through. Transfer cooked shrimp to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • Liberally reapply oil spray to the skillet and warm over medium heat (higher temps will burn the sauce). Add the broccoli florets along with 2 tablespoons of the sauce and sauté, tossing occasionally, for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the remaining sauce to the skillet, continuously stirring the broccoli and scraping the bottom of the pan (it will start to thicken) for about 3 more minutes.
  • Add the cooked shrimp back to the pan and toss everything to fully coat in sauce. Season with extra salt and pepper to taste, and add more crushed red pepper flakes if you’d like a super-fiery kick.
  • Top each serving with 1 tablespoon of optional toasted sesame seeds and enjoy!


* If using frozen shrimp, completely thaw under running cold water before adding to skillet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 270Carbohydrates: 19gProtein: 35gTotal Fat: 6g— Unsaturated Fat: 5g— Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 285mgSodium: 1700mgFiber: 3gTotal Sugar: 10g— Natural Sugar: 4g— Added Sugar: 6g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
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