Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry in Garlic Sauce



Marinate the Shrimp:
– 14 oz (400 grams) Shrimp
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 1 tsp paprika
– 1/3 tsp black pepper
– 2 tsp vegetable oil

Make the Sauce:
– 1/2 cup water
– 1/2 tsp sugar
– 1 tbsp oyster sauce
– 1 tbsp soy sauce
– 1/2 tbsp hoisin sauce
– 2 tsp cornstarch
– 1 tsp dark soy sauce

– 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil for stir-frying
– 12 oz (340 grams) broccoli
– 8 cloves garlic, diced
– 1/2 tbsp minced ginger
– A few red dried chilies
– 2 tbsp water
Products Used:
– Carbon Steel Wok


1. Marinate the shrimp: Use paper towels to dry the shrimp, then season it with 1/4 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of paprika, 1/3 tsp of black pepper, and a drizzle of vegetable oil. Mix well and set it aside.
2. Prepare the sauce: In a bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 tsp of sugar, 1 tbsp of oyster sauce, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp of hoisin sauce, 2 tsp of cornstarch, and 1 tsp of dark soy sauce. Set the sauce aside.
3. Prepare the broccoli: Cut the broccoli into florets. Optionally, you can also use the stems. Peel the skin and cut them into quarters. Pickle them as you would pickle cucumbers for a delicious addition to the dish.
4. Prep the garlic and ginger: Dice 8 cloves of garlic and mince 1/2 tbsp of ginger. Optionally, cut open a few dried red chilies for extra spice.
5. Heat the wok: Turn the heat to high and heat your wok until it is smoking hot. Drizzle in a few tablespoons of vegetable oil and swirl it around to cover the bottom.
6. Stir fry the shrimp: Add the marinated shrimp to the hot wok. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes until they turn pink. The shrimp should be partially cooked, with the inside still slightly translucent. Remove the shrimp from the wok.
7. Stir fry the vegetables: Tilt the wok to leave the oil behind. Turn the heat back to medium and add the diced garlic, minced ginger, optional red dried chilies, and broccoli florets. Stir-fry for a minute or two.
8. Steam the broccoli: Add 2 tablespoons of water to the side of the wok and quickly cover it with a lid. This will trap the steam and cook the vegetables through, giving them a delicious stir-fried and semi-steamed texture.
9. Add the sauce and shrimp: Pour the prepared sauce into the wok and reintroduce the cooked shrimp. Toss everything together for a couple of minutes or until the sauce thickens.
10. Serve: Once the sauce has thickened, your shrimp and broccoli stir fry in garlic sauce is ready. Serve it hot

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