Meal Mondays: Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

ShrimpandBroccoli

I reposted this on our Facebook Fan Page and it was a big HIT!  It’s from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and a total scrumptious recipe.  I decided to try it for myself on my family and received thumbs up all around.  This was very easy to make so please try it out and let me know what you think.

Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable, canola or coconut oil
    • 3-4 cups bite-size broccoli florets
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed

Sauce:

    • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
    • 4 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Thai sweet chili sauce (see note)
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

For serving:

Directions

  1. In a large 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium to medium-high heat until hot and rippling. If using meat, add it now and stir-fry until cooked through. Remove the meat to a plate.
  2. Add the broccoli to the hot skillet (you may need to add another teaspoon or so of oil if the skillet is completely dry) and cook, stirring often, until the broccoli has turned bright green and is lightly browned, 7-9 minutes. It won’t cook much more after this so it should be crisp-tender. I like a bit of bite to the broccoli but if you want it more tender, add on a few minutes cooking time.
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook over medium to medium-high heat, stirring, for a minute or so.
  4. Whisk together all the sauce ingredients and pour over the broccoli. Add the meat if you cooked it in step 1. Stir the ingredients together until well coated with the sauce and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add additional salt and pepper to taste if needed.
  5. Serve immediately over hot, cooked rice.
  6. Voila delicious broccoli and shrimp stir fry the family will love!

 

About Diatta

Who I am My name is Diatta Harris and I’m a 40-something wife, mother of 2 and career woman who is constantly inspired by anything fitness related. My professional background includes a Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration. I am also a project management professional by trade in the healthcare IT space. As you can see, I have created a life and career around healthcare. What I call myself I consider myself a fitness enthusiast and love researching anything that will help me get better fit mentally, physically and spiritually. I also like sharing this special information with others as it is better to give than to receive. My motivation In 2005 I started running with a former co-worker who was diagnosed and fighting breast cancer. She WON! I was so inspired by her we started running together every week on the NCR trail in Maryland. Fast forward to 2008 – I met up with a friend I had not seen in a few years and she looked FANTASTIC! She was fit and trim and was generous enough to share with me her secret weapon. Her trainer who worked at Brick Bodies. I quickly got her name and started working out with her for about 6 months from 2008 to 2009. I then began working out on my own in my home gym but it wasn’t the same. I reunited with my trainer April 2011 and have continued to train with her 2 times a week, 30 minute sessions each. And let me just say she makes me EARN IT! Why I started this blog I want to share my passion for wellness and fitness with all of you to encourage you to live the most healthy lifestyle you can. I hope some of you are also encouraged and willing to share your fitness journey through the mountains and valleys to help inspire others who feel it too daunting a task to be fit in conjunction with managing a balanced life. What inspires me I am constantly inspired when I meet and talk to folks who are also into fitness whether professionally or recreationally! I am impresed with those who have taken the time and have the discipline to make their bodies perfection inside and out with proper nutrition and workouts. What I find, I want to share with YOU! Who I meet, I want to introduce to YOU! I am excited to be here and hope you choose to join me in this journey. Nothing ventured, nothing gained! Let’s GO! View all posts by Diatta

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