Spicy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry with Garlic Chili Sauce

While I'm not big into New Years resolutions, I did make a pledge to eat more vegetables this year. Whipping up a stir fry on a weeknight is one of the easiest, healthiest, quickest ways to make a veggie-ful dinner. This spicy shrimp and broccoli stir fry from Everyday Food is ridiculously simple - there are literally 4 ingredients. BUT! One of the ingredients is a magical, wonderful, spicy, flavorful, delicious condiment that everyone should have in their fridge - garlic chili sauce. It's so savory and spicy - but not overwhelmingly so. If you love Sriracha (and I do) you'll love this sauce. Basically take any veggie and any protein you have, stir fry in a bit of vegetable oil, then toss with the chili sauce. DONE. That's how simple this "recipe" is - because it's not so much a recipe as a suggestion that you buy this garlic chili sauce! I served this over long grain brown rice and The Mr. and I loved it - he took the leftovers to work the next day and they reheated perfectly. Keep this recipe in the back of your mind - if ever you're agonizing over what to make for dinner, or you're wandering, lost and lonely, through the grocery store trying to put together dinner, this recipe will save you. 

 

Spicy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry with Garlic Chili Sauce

adapted from Everyday Food

serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb medium raw shrimp, deveined and peeled, tails on or off (whatever you prefer), patted dry with paper towels
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 Tbsp Canola or vegetable oil (or toasted sesame oil, if you're feeling adventurous)
  • 3 Tbsp (or more!) garlic chili sauce
  • brown rice 

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large saute pan (or wok, ideally, if you have one) over high heat until very hot. Remove from heat, add 2 Tbsp oil and broccoli (be careful - the oil is HOT and will splash). Return to heat and let the broccoli cook, undisturbed, until crisp tender and browned/blackened on the bottom, about 4 minutes. 
  2. Stir the broccoli around a bit and carefully add the last tablespoon of oil. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring frequently, until shrimp are cooked through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add garlic chili sauce - toss with ingredients to coat. Serve immediately over brown rice.

 

 

 

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