Thursday, March 24, 2011

To Take-Out or Not To Take-Out?

We eat out or order take-out pretty frequently lately. But one thing we never order is Chinese food. It is just too easy to make at home and it always tastes fresher, lighter and less greasy than if we had it delivered. If you are craving Chinese take-out, there is no reason to ever order another dish known by its corresponding number. This was a super simple solution to chop stick cuisine.

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry
Adapted from Cooking Light January 2008

  • 1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup vertically sliced sweet onion

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Sprinkle shrimp with salt. Heat 2 teaspoons canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic to pan; stir-fry 30 seconds.

Add shrimp to pan, and stir-fry 3 minutes or until done.

Remove shrimp mixture from the pan.

Add remaining 1 teaspoon canola oil to pan. Add broccoli and onion to pan; stir-fry 6 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 or soba noodles.

Click Here for My Adapted Printable Recipe


Victor said...

Stir fries are my all-time favorite. Love the combination of shrimp and veggies!

Ashley said...

Yum, and I was craving Chinese food, too! :)

Anonymous said...

This is in reference to one of your previous very enjoyable posts -- the one about Vanilla Wafers.

Happened to run across this wafer recipe by a culinary school grad
in case you may still be interested in trying new ones.

MaryBeth said...

I could really go for some Chinese food now!

Alexandra said...

I made this..sort of..last night! I swapped some chicken for the shrimp, and added some more veggies! Super good, but I think since I had so many veggies, I'll need to double up on the sauce next time! I'm so happy your back in NOLA. I live here as well and enjoy reading your blog!