Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli

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Recipe: #35002

May 28, 2020

Categories: Shrimp,

"I love this shrimp broccoli stir-fry recipe. I use frozen broccoli but you can use fresh. Blanch broccoli first."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (464.7 g)
  • Calories 668.6
  • Total Fat - 32.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 227.9 mg
  • Sodium - 2854.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 56.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.6 g
  • Sugars - 7 g
  • Protein - 37 g
  • Calcium - 151.8 mg
  • Iron - 5.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix the chicken stock, sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and white pepper and set aside.

Step 2

Heat the wok over high heat.

Step 3

Pour 2 tablespoons of canola oil around the perimeter of the wok, stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes.

Step 4

Add broccoli and shrimp and mushrooms.

Step 5

Heat and add the Shaoxing wine.

Step 6

Add the chicken stock mixture.

Step 7

Bring the sauce up to a boil,

Step 8

Once everything comes to a boil, mix in the cornstarch and water mixed in small bowl.

Step 9

Cook until the sauce thickens and starts to cling to the shrimp and broccoli.


  • Wok or large frying pan.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For best results, use fresh broccoli instead of frozen.
  • If you don't have Shaoxing wine, you can substitute with dry sherry.

  • Substitute mushrooms with bell peppers for added crunch and flavor. The bell peppers will provide a sweetness that will balance the savory flavors of the soy sauce and oyster sauce.
  • Substitute the Shaoxing wine with dry sherry for a more subtle flavor. The sherry will help to bring out the savory flavors of the soy sauce and oyster sauce without being overpowering.

Teriyaki Sauce Variation Replace the chicken stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and white pepper with 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce. Omit the Shaoxing wine and cornstarch. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until the sauce thickens and coats the shrimp and broccoli.

Coconut Rice - This fragrant and flavorful coconut rice will perfectly complement the savory shrimp and broccoli stir-fry. It's easy to make and the perfect accompaniment to this dish.

Mango Salad: This sweet and tangy mango salad is the perfect contrast to the savory coconut rice and shrimp and broccoli stir-fry. The combination of flavors will be sure to please your taste buds!


Q: What type of oil should I use?

A: Canola oil is recommended for this recipe. You can also use vegetable oil or peanut oil.

Q: How long should I cook the dish?

A: The cooking time will depend on the type of dish you are making. For most dishes, cook for about 20 minutes, or until the ingredients are cooked through and the dish is heated through.

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Fun facts:

The Shaoxing wine used in this recipe is an iconic Chinese wine from the Zhejiang province, and it has been produced for over 2,500 years!

This recipe is inspired by the famous Chinese-American chef, Martin Yan, who is best known for his cooking show, Yan Can Cook.